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bet365 Lancashire Oaks (Fillies' Group 2) 1m 3f 200y

  • (3yo+, 1m 3f 200y, Class 1, 9 runners)
  • Winner £52,740 2nd £19,995 3rd £10,007 4th £4,985 5th £2,502 6th £1,256
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 32.60s
  • Off time: 14:56:19
  • Last Updated: July 5 2014, 15:25 BST

Pomology (8/1) led home a one-two for trainer John Gosden in the bet365 Lancashire Oaks at Haydock Park.

Trainer John Gosden dominated the Oaks
Trainer John Gosden dominated the Oaks

The Newmarket handler was represented by two unbeaten fillies in the Group Two contest and it was the Princess Haya owned daughter of Arch who gained the bragging rights over the hat-trick seeking Sultanina.

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Irish raider We'll Go Walking took the field along and Shane Kelly opened up a commanding advantage in the straight but his filly began to tread water with two of the 12 furlongs still to run.

The Gosden duo were hot on her heels and soon swept past to dominate the finish with none of the other runners managing to land a blow.

The winning distance was two and a quarter lengths while last year's Epsom Oaks heroine, Talent, stayed on from the rear to take third, a further two and a half lengths adrift.

Seal Of Approval had been sent off a well-backed favourite but was under strong pressure at the top of the home straight and could only plug on at the one pace.

Gosden said: "She's a nice filly, she hadn't been working particularly well but it's different on the track sometimes. The other filly found the ground a bit sticky for her, they were labouring in it a bit."

Lee, riding his first Group Two winner as a Flat jockey, said: "That was nice.

"I spoke to Mr Gosden earlier, he told me to ride her as I found her and if the ground was too soft not to be too hard on her on her first run back.

"She gave me a great ride, she kept it simple - she jumped, travelled and lengthened. It's nice to sit on a horse of that calibre."

Normandie Stud owner Philippa Cooper said of the runner-up: "I'm delighted in defeat and thrilled the stable has had a one-two.

"Robert (Havlin) said she has improved since her last run here and to finish second in a Group Two, we can only be delighted.

"I'll leave it up to the trainer to decide where she goes next. He has so many good fillies, we have to worry about others in the yard as much as the rest of the opposition!"

Ralph Beckett said of Talent: "I am not going to come up with any excuses, I thought the ride was fine and I thought the way the race panned out was fine.

"She just galloped away one-paced. We will see what we are going to do next."