O'Brien five in Oaks frame

  • Last Updated: May 29 2014, 16:11 BST

Aidan O'Brien could have up to five runners in the Investec Oaks at Epsom on Friday week.

Marvellous: In the Oaks picture
Marvellous: In the Oaks picture

Ballydoyle's battalion is likely to be spearhead by Marvellous, winner of the Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh last Sunday.

Stablemate Bracelet was well beaten in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket earlier this month but she, too, could feature in the Epsom Classic, staged this year in memory of Sir Henry Cecil.

O'Brien said: "Bracelet is a possible. There's also Tapestry, Marvellous and I suppose the filly (Dazzling) that ran in the trial in Navan.

"We'd be looking at four or five possibles at the moment."

Cambridge has, however, been ruled out of the Oaks by trainer Charlie Hills. The well-regarded Rail Link filly finished down the field in the Musidora Stakes at York on her return to action and is not ready for the demands of Epsom.

Hills said: "Cambridge won't run. We've found a couple of things to work on and we'll give her a chance."

Oaks ante-post favourite Taghrooda also engaged in a solid piece of work. John Gosden's filly won Newmarket's Pretty Polly Stakes by six lengths and is thought likely by her trainer to appreciate the mile-and-a-half trip at Epsom.

Gosden said: "Soft ground's not her favourite, but she handled it and I feel the step up in trip will help her.

"It looks a race of great depth and I think you can make a case for at least half a dozen."

William Buick rides Musidora winner Madame Chiang, owned by Kirsten Rausing, in the Oaks as Kieren Fallon is due to partner Godolphin's Ihtimal.

Trainer David Simcock said: "It was as much Miss Rausing's decision as mine to bring her here and hopefully next week will be as wet as this."

Simcock is likely to be doubly represented by Momentus, who was third in the Lingfield Oaks Trial.

Sir Michael Stoute has won the Oaks twice, but his sole representative this season, Psychometry, will not be declared.