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16:30 Epsom Downs

Investec Oaks (Fillies' Group 1) (Class 1)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f 6y
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £500,000 added
  • Winner: £283,550
  • 2nd: £107,500
  • 3rd: £53,800
  • 4th: £26,800
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 40.39s
  • Off Time: 16:31:08
  • 9 Ran
1(6)
Silk - Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves, Orange Cap
  • Form 2113-81
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 109

tracked leader, led 10f out, went clear halfway, reduced lead and pushed along 3f out, stayed centre in straight, headed approaching final 2f, soon dropped to 3rd and one pace after

2(2)
Silk - Red, White stripe, striped sleeves

Ejtyah

16
25/1
  • Form 1-3
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

slowly into stride, always behind, tailed off

3(5)
Silk - Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, white cap
11/1
  • Form 0-13
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

led 2f, tracked leader who went clear halfway, stayed centre in straight, 4th and outpaced over 2f out, weakened into 5th towards finish

4(3)
Silk - Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves, royal blue cap
  • Form 43-2
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 99

held up in 5th, came to near side in straight, bagged rail soon after, chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead entering final 2f, clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly, driven out

5(7)
Silk - Red, Brown and White striped sleeves
16/1
  • Form 221-21
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 97

held up and behind, some late minor headway, never on terms

6(4)
Silk - PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap

I Can Fly

26 BF
9/1
  • Form 13-30
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 101

slowly into stride, held up in 6th, stayed centre in straight and some headway, ridden and weakened over 2f out, eased when no chance inside final 2f

7(9)
Silk - Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap
4/1
  • Form 7-31
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 104

tracked leading pair, pushed along and came to near side in straight, struggling to go the pace when slightly hampered 3f out, never on terms with leaders after, went modest 4th towards finish

8(8)
Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue epaulets, Dark Blue and Orange striped sleeves, Orange cap
5/1
  • Form 1-1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 100

held up in last trio, pushed along and struggling 4f out, stayed centre in straight initially, never a factor

9(1)
Silk - Royal blue
5/2
  • Form 131-4
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 113

tracked leading trio, came to near side and one off the rail in straight, ridden to lead and joined approaching final 2f, headed entering final 2f, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Ryan Moore partners Magic Wand of the five Ballydoyle runners and the latter beat stablemate Forever Together to win the Cheshire Oaks last month. Bye Bye Baby won a Group 3 at the Curragh last time but Flattering was beaten by Perfect Clarity in the Oaks Trial at Lingfield and Clive Cox’ unbeaten filly could go well. Give And Take won the Musidora at York with Ejtyah back in third and should handle today’s soft going while I Can Fly finished behind fourth-placed WILD ILLUSION (NAP) at Newmarket in last month’s 1000 Guineas. The Godolphin filly looks to have the right credentials for this having won the Group 1 Prix Marcel Boussac in soft ground at Chantilly last year and her dam scored over 2m so stamina should not be an issue. She gets the vote to land today’s Classic.

Formwatch

Bye Bye Baby (IRE) 11-4 (8-9) Made all, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden and 2 lengths lead 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 3 fll stks (1) Soft - Heavy in May beating Jaega (8-9) by 2l, 6 ran.

Ejtyah 5-1 (9-0) Soon tracking leaders on inside, challenged 2f out, ridden and edged left inside final 2f, soon every chance, one pace inside final furlong, no chance with leading duo on near side, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Give And Take (9-0) at York 1m 2f Grp 3 fll stks (1) gf in May.

Flattering (IRE) 6-4fav (9-0) Led 1f, tracked leader, pushed along to lead 2f out, headed when rider dropped whip approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Perfect Clarity (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f lst fll stks (1) gf in May.

Forever Together (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) In touch, headway when not much room 2f out, not clear run and switched right approaching final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Magic Wand (9-0) at Chester 1m 3f lst fll (1) gd in May.

Give And Take 7-2 (9-0) Held up in rear, good headway near side over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on, won at York 1m 2f Grp 3 fll stks (1) gf in May beating Dancing Brave Bear (9-0) by 1l, 7 ran.

I Can Fly 7-1 (9-0) Towards rear, never on terms, 11th of 15, 14 1/4l behind Billesdon Brook (9-0) at Newmarket 1m Grp 1 fll stks (1) gf in May.

Magic Wand (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Made all, raced green, pushed clear over 1f out, ran on, won at Chester 1m 3f lst fll (1) gd in May beating Forever Together (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.

Perfect Clarity 5-1 (9-0) In rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 4f lst fll stks (1) gf in May beating Cecchini (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.

Wild Illusion 11-2 (9-0) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Billesdon Brook (9-0) at Newmarket 1m Grp 1 fll stks (1) gf in May.