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Santa Barbara tops field 14 final for Oaks


Pre-release favorite Santa Barbara is one of 14 foals announced at Cazoo Oaks in Epsom on Friday.

Santa Barbara She made a big impression when she won her debut at the Corrague racetrack in September and was a big bet on 1,000 guineas last month at Newmarket amid reports of scintillating practice on the Ballydoyle races.

Aidan O’Brien’s charge – picked by Ryan Moore – had to settle for a minor honor in fourth on the Rowley Mile, but again it’s highly imagined to claim classic glory at the second try.

Santa Barbara is joined by four comrades settled in Snowfall (Frankie Dettori), divine (Simi Heffernan), willow (Wayne Lordan) and the Mona Lisa painting (William Buick). Snowfall earned its place by winning the Musidora Stakes in York, while the fourth Lingfield Oaks Trial Divinely was the subject of a huge boost in the market this week.

Archie Watson lemon sorbetRoger Varian save a forest Hugo Palmer Ocean Road He finished first, second and third in Lingfield and all in competition again.

Varian has a particularly strong hand, while the Musidora Stakes is ranked third Tiona Cheshire Oaks runner-up a plus Also announced.

Mark Johnston saddles winner Cheshire Oaks Dubai Fountain, While saffron beach She climbed into the Jane Chapel Hyam ride after she finished second in the 1000 Guinness.

Martin Meade coach Technique and supplements mysterious angel الملاك, trained by George Boki, completed the field.

Members of Nick Bradley Racing’s union that owns Mystery Angel, who finished fourth at Musidora, raised £22,500 to add to the field earlier in the week and are hoping for a bold bid after a fun run at Epsom last week.

“It seems like a stronger race than we would have liked, but we’re where we are now,” Bradley said.

“The track will suit her and she seems to be in very good shape – she’s in better shape at home than she was in York.

“It looks a little bit exaggerated at the moment, I think. We’re hoping for a good run.”

Earlier on the card, Al Aasy Presiding over seven contenders for the Coral Coronation Cup.

Four-year-old William Haggas is the favorite to win gold in the first set the first time after two comfortable successes in the third set he has asked the term, at John Porter and the Aston Park Stakes, both in Newbury.

Assi won’t have it all his own way, with Aidan O’Brien with two of the top notch players in the fraternity Mongols And the Japan.

Japan returned to their formation by winning the Ormonde Stakes in Chester last month, while Mogul finished seventh at the Dubai Sheema Classic and third at Prix Ganay in his match which started in 2021 so far.

Both are no strangers to Epsom, with Japan finishing third in the 2019 derby, while Mogul finished seventh in last year’s Classic.

Another horse familiar with Downs is Builddriver, representing William Muir and Chris Grasek.

The four-year-old suffered an unlucky run in the derby last year but claimed Group B gold at Royal Ascot and York, before finishing third at St Leger in Doncaster.

He prepared for this outing by stalking Sir Ron Priestley in Newmarket last month.

Kirsten Rausing husband owned by Mountaineer And the Baflora, trained by Sir Mark Prescott and Ralph Beckett respectively, in addition to that Highland Head From Paul Arena and Oliver Cole complete the squad.


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