Article Date: 30-May-2012
All 14 fillies left in the Epsom Oaks at last Saturday's forfeit stage have been declared to run in Friday's classic.
The final field includes six fillies trained by Aidan O'Brien though the trainer has stated that Kissed, an undefeated three-parts sister to Pour Moi, will only run if there is an ease in the ground.
Although Epsom continues to be watered this week, the clerk of the course expects the Oaks to be run "on good fast ground, which for summer classics we should be racing on."
The final field and latest odds for the Oaks are: Maybe (5/2), The Fugue (3/1), Vow (11/2), Kissed (6/1), Kailani (8/1), Colima (14/1), Shirocco Star (20/1), Coquet (20/1), Was (33/1), Betterbetterbetter (33/1), Twirl (33/1), Devotion (40/1), Nayarra (100/1), Toptempo (200/1).
Jockey arrangements for the Ballydoyle runners are Kissed (Ryan Moore), Maybe (Joseph O'Brien), Twirl (Pat Smullen), Was (Seamus Heffernan), Devotion (Richard Hughes) and Betterbetterbetter (Colm O'Donoghue).
Mikael Barzalona rides Kailani for Godolphin and Johnny Murtagh is on board the William Haggas-trained Vow (pictured).
Read Ian Carnaby's Oaks report and Derby preview in The Irish Field on Saturday. Online from 10.30pm Friday
THE 2012 INVESTEC OAKS
Class 1, Group 1, £366,500 Total Prize Fund.4.05pm, Epsom Downs, Friday, June 1, 2012. For three-year-old fillies only. One mile, four furlongs and 10 yards. Weights: 9st each. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and include the racing up to and including Tuesday, May 29.
Number/Draw Form Horse Owner Trainer/Jockey
1) (7)2(1)2 BETTERBETTERBETTER (IRE) Roisin Henry & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE/Colm O’Donoghue
2) (4)1-(2) COLIMA (IRE) David & Lavinia Aykroyd Ralph Beckett/Jim Crowley
3) (5)(4)(1)1-1COQUET Hon Mary Morrison & Partners Hughie Morrison/Robert Havlin
4) (12) 00146-(3)2 DEVOTION (IRE) Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE/Richard Hughes
5) (13)1-1 KAILANI Godolphin Mahmood Al Zarooni/Mickael Barzalona
6) (14)1-1 KISSED (IRE) Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE/Ryan Moore
7) (11)11111-3 MAYBE (IRE) Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE/Joseph O’Brien
8) (9) 024331-204 NAYARRA (IRE) Prince A A Faisal Mick Channon/Martin Dwyer
9) (8)21-2 SHIROCCO STAR Helena Springfield Ltd Hughie Morrison/Darryll Holland
10) (2)1-41 THE FUGUE Lord Lloyd-Webber John Gosden/William Buick
11) (6)54-3 TOPTEMPO Roalco Limited Mark Tompkins/Ted Durcan
12) (1)31-22 TWIRL (IRE) Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE/Pat Smullen
13) (3)1(1) VOW Highclere Thoroughbred Racing-Pocahontas William Haggas/Johnny Murtagh
14) (10)1-3 WAS (IRE) Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE/Seamie Heffernan
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