Investec Oaks (In Memory Of Sir Henry Cecil) (Fillies' Group 1) 1m 4f 10y
- (3yo, 1m 4f 10y, Class 1, 17 runners)
- Winner £297,728 2nd £112,875 3rd £56,490 4th £28,140 5th £14,122 6th £7,087
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 34.89s
- Off time: 16:05:37
Amazing Maria (IRE) 286
|3||126 9-0||E A L Dunlop||L Dettori||105||16/1|
|3||126 9-0 h||R Varian||Andrea Atzeni||98||33/1|
Dazzling (IRE) 23
|3||126 9-0||A P O'Brien||J A Heffernan||103||33/1|
Honor Bound 27
|3||126 9-0 h||R M Beckett||Jim Crowley||94||33/1|
Ihtimal (IRE) 33
|3||126 9-0||Saeed bin Suroor||K Fallon||110||8/1|
|3||126 9-0||P W Chapple-Hyam||J P Spencer||92||40/1|
Island Remede 27
|3||126 9-0||E A L Dunlop||James Doyle||89||100/1|
Lily Rules (IRE) 23
|3||126 9-0||T Coyle||B McHugh||96||33/1|
Madame Chiang 23
|3||126 9-0||D M Simcock||William Buick||100||9/1|
Marsh Daisy 15
|3||126 9-0||H Morrison||J Fortune||104||16/1|
Marvellous (IRE) 12
|3||126 9-0||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||116||4/1f|
Momentus (IRE) 27
|3||126 9-0||D M Simcock||Harry Bentley||50/1|
Palace (IRE) 12
|3||126 9-0||A P O'Brien||R L Moore||102||16/1|
|3||126 9-0||R M Beckett||R Kingscote||92||40/1|
|3||126 9-0||J H M Gosden||P Hanagan||103||5/1|
Tarfasha (IRE) 23
|3||126 9-0||D K Weld||P J Smullen||109||9/2|
|3||126 9-0||L M Cumani||R Hughes||98||9/1|
||3||9-0||R M Beckett||R Hughes||20/1|
Marvellous has leading claims having won the Irish 1000 Guineas by three lengths. A strict interpretation of that form gives her the beating of Newmarket 1000 Guineas third Ihtimal. Although neither of the above are guaranteed to improve for this longer trip, TARFASHA's breeding suggests she almost certainly will. Dermot Weld's filly is a half-sister to top-class stayer Saddler's Rock and Irish Derby runner-up Galileo Rock and warmed up for this with a Group 3 victory over 1m2f at Naas. She gets the vote despite sporting her owners second colours behind Taghrooda. The latter has been well supported ante-post and is one of a host of Oaks trial winners on show having won a Listed race at Newmarket in fine style. Volume landed the Swettenham at Newbury last month and Madame Chiang was successful in the Musidora at York. Anipa picked up the Cheshire Oaks and Honor Bound won the Lingfield trial by a nose. Amazing Maria hasn't raced since winning the Prestige Stakes over 7f at Goodwood in August while Marsh Daisy was successful in a Listed event at the same track recently. All of the remainder have been beaten by one of those already mentioned and have some improving to do to get involved.
Taghrooda Evensfav (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, quickened clear, ran on strongly, impressive, won at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) gf in May beating Jordan Princess (9-0) by 6l, 6 ran.
Tarfasha (IRE) 9-4 (8-9) Settled towards rear of mid-division, took closer order approaching straight and improved into 4th, further progress to lead 2f out, kept on well when ridden final furlong, comfortably, won at Naas 1m 2f flls Group 3 stks (1) in May beating We'll Go Walking (9-9) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Volume 9-4fav (9-0) Made all, pushed along 2f out, ridden and pressed from over 1f out, stayed on, held on well, won at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) gd in May beating Lahinch Classics (9-0) by nk, 8 ran.
Inchila 5-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 8, 3l behind Volume (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) gd in May.
Ihtimal (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, challenged entering final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 17, 3/4l behind Miss France (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gf in May.
Marvellous (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along in rear halfway, headway into 5th and ridden 1 1/2f out, 2nd 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Curragh 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) hvy in May beating Lightning Thunder (9-0) by 3l, 11 ran.
Palace (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, moderate 7th 1f out, kept on without threatening, 5th of 11, 9l behind Marvellous (9-0) at Curragh 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) hvy in May.
Momentus (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Honor Bound (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 3f 3yo lst fll (1) gd in May.
Lily Rules (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway 3f out, led 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Madame Chiang (9-0) at York 1m 2f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) sft in May.
Madame Chiang 8-1 (9-0) In rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway and switched right over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at York 1m 2f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) sft in May beating Lily Rules (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Island Remede 6-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden over 2f out, ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 5th of 10, 3l behind Honor Bound (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 3f 3yo lst fll (1) gd in May.
Regardez 13-2 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden over 3f out, every chance when edged right over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Madame Chiang (9-0) at York 1m 2f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) sft in May.
Marsh Daisy 7-1 (9-0) Held up in 5th on outside, smooth headway near side over 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, led 2f out, pushed along and stayed on strongly final furlong, comfortably, won at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) sft in May beating Eastern Belle (9-0) by 2l, 7 ran.
Dazzling (IRE) 6-4fav (8-9) Led and disputed, ridden along under 3f out, headed 2f out, dropped to 3rd 1f out and kept on same pace close home, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Tarfasha (8-9) at Naas 1m 2f flls Group 3 stks (1) in May.
Anipa 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leading pair on inside, went 2nd 4f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, stayed on, driven out, won at Chester 1m 3f 3yo lst fll (1) gd in May beating Secret Pursuit (9-0) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Honor Bound 12-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead narrowly inside final furlong, ran on, gamely, won at Lingfield 1m 3f 3yo lst fll (1) gd in May beating Criteria (9-0) by ns, 10 ran.
Amazing Maria (IRE) 6-4fav (9-0) Took keen hold, tracked leader, led after 1f, clear final 2f, stayed on well, won at Goodwood 7f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Aug beating Qawaasem (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.