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Good To Soft

Cazoo Oaks (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Fillies)

  • Prize money: £311905
  • 1m 4f 6y
  • Class 1
  • 11 runners
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Cazoo Oaks (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Fillies)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

1st
10 (1)
Tuesday

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.45
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 2-132 BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Sister to Irish 1,000 winner Empress Josephine and to the 1,000 Guineas and Oaks winner Minding; went straight from Naas maiden win (on yielding) on return to 2l third when second favourite in the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket (good to firm) and an always very-prominent second of 14 when favourite in the Irish 1,000 at the Curragh (good to yielding), all over 1m; has an extra half mile but should stay at least 1m2f; firmly in the mix.

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2nd

7

(2)

18th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 1

15:35 York

Tuesday

9st 0lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

took keen hold, in touch with leaders on inner, pushed along 3f out, ridden and pressed leaders 2f out, went second 1f out, kept on well but always held

4/1

4th

8

(1)

25th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

15:45 Curragh

Tuesday

8st 13lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

towards rear, still plenty to do when switched left and bumped rival over 3f out, soon pushed along and headway, went fourth from 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on but no impression when switched right inside final furlong, never near to challenge

11/8

1st

10

(1)

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 4f 6y

Class 1

16:30 Epsom

Tuesday

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

held up in rear on inner, shaken up and switched to centre over 3f out, pushed along and rapid headway to lead under 2f out, soon drifted right, ridden and hard pressed inside final furlong, all out, just held on

9/1

5/4

  • Place: £1.25

Form: 1-11

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

It was close when she scored on debut at Wolverhampton (9.4f, AW) in November, but far from it this season when she added a novice at Sandown (1m2f, good) and Group 3 Musidora at York (10.2f, good) at York; restraining and settling her has asked a question, while the dam's side is arguably more about 1m2f, but there's nothing to quibble with about the way she's asserted and she is the top rated.

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7th

9

(8)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Emily Upjohn

9st 6lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

Unraced on soft/heavy, acts on any other ground; pulled too hard in this contest 12 months ago, the only major blip in her otherwise progressive career; took well to a hood in next two appearances, showing a tidy turn of foot to win this year's Coronation Cup at Epsom (1m4f) on second occasion; close second to remarkable 3yo Paddington in a thrilling Eclipse at Sandown when dropped back to 1m2f with the headgear removed (it's again missing today); leading claims, provided she settles adequately returned to 1m4f.

9/2

2nd

3

(3)

8th Jul 2023

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 1

15:40 Sandown

Emily Upjohn

9st 6lb

J: William Buick

T: John & Thady Gosden

Pulled too hard in last year's King George, the only major blip in her otherwise progressive career; has taken well to a hood since, winning 1m4f Group 1 events at Ascot (good to soft) and Epsom (good to firm), showing a tidy turn of foot in the Coronation Cup latest; gives the impression she'll be just as effective back at 1m2f, and the removal of the headgear is understandable given the return to shorter; very classy filly who is one of the two big contenders lined up for an engrossing showdown.

5/4

4/1

  • Place: £1.85

Form: 3-11

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Second start when she impressively justified favouritism in Haydock novice (1m, good to firm) in April; 5-6, settled rather better when held up last of seven in Listed race at Newbury (1m2f, good; unraced on softer) three weeks ago, leading 2f out and immediately clear before winning comfortably, albeit by not as far as seemed likely 1f out; very useful dam was best up to 1m2f but lots of Frankels stay, including last year's Derby and St Leger winners; very classy prospect.

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6th

8

(3)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Nashwa

9st 3lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: John & Thady Gosden

Three-time Group 1 winner against her own sex, most recently by 5l in this year's Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket when taking record over 1m to 2-2; has remained in form back at 1m2f since, most recently a close third in the Irish Champion Stakes having come from a difficult position; acts on soft; very good filly who is still unexposed as a miler and holds solid claims.

4/1

3rd

5

(6)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

15:20 Leopardstown

Nashwa

9st 6lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: John & Thady Gosden

towards rear, headway towards near side over 1f out, went third final 110yds, kept on well towards finish

11/2

2nd

2

(4)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 1

15:35 York

Nashwa

9st 5lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: John & Thady Gosden

took keen hold, raced in third, headway from 2f out, carried left over 1f out, kept on and went second towards finish

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 416-13

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

7f wins in a maiden and Group 3 from six starts last year, with minor roles in two Group 1s; challenged final 1f when short-head winner of 1m2f Listed race at Navan on return and rallied strongly for third in Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh; has been racing freely this term, which is a concern for 1m4f but her dam won the 2012 Oaks; on form this is one to take seriously for the race's top stable of recent years.

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8th

6

(6)

10th Sep 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:55 Leopardstown

Concert Hall

9st 2lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

in touch with leaders, midfield 4f out, nudged along from over 3f out, pushed along and outpaced from over 2f out, soon lost position, ridden and weakened from over 1f out

12/1

8th

5

(1)

28th Jul 2022

Good

1m 1f 197y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Concert Hall

9st 0lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

led, headed and prominent after 1f, pushed along and edged left over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, eased inside final furlong (trainer's rep could offer no explanation for the poor form shown)

10/1

4th

1

(10)

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 4f 6y

Class 1

16:30 Epsom

Concert Hall

9st 2lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

midfield, switched to centre over 3f out, pushed along and switched right under 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon outpaced, held but went fourth inside final furlong, kept on

9/1

5th
3 (4)
Kawida

66/1

Form: 2211-3

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Won a maiden (on soft) on third outing and needed virtually every yard to get up in 1m Listed race at Newmarket (good) last October; raced freely early on when creditable, always-prominent third in Group 3 at Saint-Cloud (10.5f, good to soft) five weeks ago; likely to progress with that under her belt and good chance she will stay 1m4f, but she needs big improvement.

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10th

9

(1)

7th Oct 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

17:50 Newmarket

Kawida

9st 1lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ed Walker

towards rear, ridden over 2f out, made no impression

10/1

2nd

12

(1)

17th Sep 2022

Soft

1m 1f 100y

15:55 Gowran Park

Kawida

9st 2lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Ed Walker

in touch with leaders against far rail, waiting for room over 2f out, good headway and tracked leaders 1f out, ridden and made sustained challenge inside final furlong, kept on well, just held

9/2

2nd

8

(7)

2nd Jul 2022

Soft

1m 3f 175y

Class 1

14:40 Haydock

Kawida

8st 9lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Ed Walker

took keen hold, held up in rear, pushed along on outer over 2f out, ridden and some headway over 1f out, disputing fourth and no impression final furlong

5/1

Form: 812-41

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Half-sister to high-class State Of Rest (won up to 10.5f); Galway maiden win (7f) from three starts as 2yo; put in her place by Concert Hall when Listed fourth at Navan (1m2f, good) on reappearance but much better two weeks later when winning a Group 3 by 4l at Naas (1m2f, yielding to soft); looks sure to stay beyond 1m2f, so further improvement could be on its way.

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4th

7

(17)

17th Sep 2022

Soft

1m 1f 100y

15:55 Gowran Park

Tranquil Lady

9st 5lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield, rapid headway and tracked leaders after 3f, headway disputing second 2f out, pushed along and outpaced 1f out, ridden and kept on towards finish, went fourth final strides

6/1

3

(2)

12th Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

19:40 Cork

Tranquil Lady

9st 2lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Showed improved form to comfortably land the Group 3 Blue Wind Stakes at Naas before finishing a solid sixth in the Oaks; below that form when well held in the Pretty Polly Stakes last time and has to bounce back; penalised 3lb.

5/1

6th

9

(3)

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 4f 6y

Class 1

16:30 Epsom

Tranquil Lady

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

prominent, switched to centre and pushed along over 3f out, ridden 2f out, hung left and held from over 1f out, kept on

12/1

Form: 11 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Shadwell-bred Dubawi filly who was sold for 35,000gns in November unraced; green but got on top late on in novice at Wetherby (1m2f) in April; Lingfield Oaks Trial followed only 13 days later and the widest draw did not look ideal early on but she launched her challenge 2f out and, despite hanging left, very narrowly got the better of a good scrap; the least experienced of these and has looked it, so should be capable of at least some of the improvement that's needed.

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5th

10

(7)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Rogue Millennium

9st 3lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Tom Clover

Proved suited by the drop to 1m at Royal Ascot, winning the Duke of Cambridge Stakes on good ground; best effort since when second to Tahiyra in the Matron two starts ago, so her three clearly best efforts have been on good; smart filly on her day but needs a career best to land this prize.

50/1

2nd

5

(9)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Leopardstown

Rogue Millennium

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Tom Clover

towards rear of midfield, headway over 1f out, went third inside final furlong, ran on well and went second final strides, no match for winner

10/1

33/1

Form: 551-4

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Rounded off 2yo campaign with a battling win from the front in maiden at Doncaster (1m, soft); her record of markedly improved form every time continued when fourth of nine in the Cheshire Oaks at Chester (11.3f, soft) one month ago, with just over 6l to find with Thoughts Of June but she was badly hampered before entering the straight, so that does not look her limit.

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10th

4

(1)

29th Jul 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 1f 0y

14:30 Gowran Park

Moon De Vega

9st 9lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

Course winner on yard debut in May and followed up in a Listed race at Leopardstown last month; needs to prove she's as effective on slower ground but warrants respect for a yard in flying form.

9/4

1st

6

(3)

8th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

18:30 Leopardstown

Moon De Vega

9st 4lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

Quite ambitiously campaigned last year in Britain by Ralph Beckett but regressed; picked up for 98,000gns at Tattersalls February Sales and fine debut for new connections when dropped in class and tongue tie tried in five-runner Gowran fillies/ conditions event last month, comfortably brushing aside an odds-on favourite to win going away over extended 1m1f; back up in grade here and major player.

15/8

Form: 25-21

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

First three runs were on good ground over 1m/1m2f; produced something of another order altogether in the Listed Cheshire Oaks at Chester (11.3f, soft) on latest outing, soon leading and pushed along over 3f out before holding off Above The Curve by a neck; that rival had beaten her comfortably the time before, made up plenty of ground at Chester and won French 1m2f Group 1 last Sunday; regardless of those respective merits, this filly looks sure to be well suited by this greater stamina test at 1m4f.

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9th

8

(9)

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 4f 6y

Class 1

16:30 Epsom

Thoughts Of June

9st 2lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: A P O’Brien

soon led at steady pace, shaken up and increased tempo 5f out, pushed along and switched to centre over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon weakened quickly

14/1

1st

8

(8)

4th May 2022

Good

1m 3f 75y

Class 1

14:40 Chester

Thoughts Of June

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

All three runs on good; runner-up at Cork on 2yo debut and finished about 1l behind Above The Curve when fifth at Leopardstown the following month, both 1m; went on 5f out in 1m2f Leopardstown maiden four weeks ago but that rival loomed up and beat her comfortably; has the same big-race entries and this trip can help but she seemingly faces stiff task to turn the tables at level weights again.

2nd

12

(10)

6th Apr 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

14:30 Leopardstown

Thoughts Of June

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Keen in the early stages when posting a promising debut when runner-up at Cork (1m, good) and even better form in defeat here second time out when fifth of 15 (beaten 2l) in behind Above The Curve (third); will appreciate going up in trip here but second-string on jockey bookings.

5/1

66/1

Form: 741-4

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Sister to 7f and 1m (Group 1) 2yo winner Van Gogh (RPR 116), half-sister to nine winners including Horatio Nelson (120), Viscount Nelson (117) and Red Rock Canyon (118); dam Oaks and Irish 1,000 winner; third attempt when she won a Galway maiden (1m, heavy) last October, making most; no answer to Emily Upjohn over 3f out in the Mudisora at York (10.2f, good) and ended up fourth of five, but 12-1 that day and almost certainly in need of the race.

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9th

9

(7)

17th Jul 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

15:55 Curragh

The Algarve

9st 2lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

in rear throughout, ridden 3f out, no impression 2f out

14/1

7th

11

(6)

22nd Jun 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

19:10 Naas

The Algarve

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Superbly-bred filly won on heavy ground at Galway on her third and final start at two; choice of Ryan Moore here despite Musidora and Oaks failures; has to be taken seriously at this level, through official rating of 93 should not be good enough in theory.

5/1

Form: 4113-1

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Sister to very smart Dream Castle who's best at 1m/1m1f (by Frankel out of a 2yo sprinter); third to Kawida in Listed race at Newmarket (1m) final 2yo start; left that form well behind when reappearing with a 1m2f Listed win there (good to firm) nearly five weeks ago, going on over 3f out and clear through the final 2f; while the latter form has been dented, this filly was in a very different class and may only just be coming into her own.

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6th

1

(9)

7th May 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

With The Moonlight

9st 5lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Globetrotting filly who has continued in good form this year, winning two Group 2 races (1m/1m1f) in Dubai then finishing second in US Grade 1; unraced on softer than good; won the Pretty Polly on this card last year; big player even with 3lb penalty.

4/1

11th

11

(8)

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 4f 6y

Class 1

16:30 Epsom

With The Moonlight

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

took keen hold, prominent, switched to centre over 3f out, soon pushed along, ridden 2f out, soon beaten, unbalanced and weakened quickly over 1f out

12/1

1st

7

(3)

1st May 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newmarket

With The Moonlight

9st 0lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

9/4

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Payout
Exacta £283.00
Straight Forecast £160.00
Tricast £449.00
Trifecta £1210.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

With The Moonlight

RP Ratings:

Emily Upjohn

The Times:

Nashwa

SPOTLIGHT:

Thoughts Of June

LAMBOURN:

Kawida

Daily Record:

Tuesday

Daily Mail:

Concert Hall

NEWMARKET:

Emily Upjohn

Daily Express:

Emily Upjohn

Daily Mirror:

Nashwa

The Star:

Nashwa

Telegraph:

Thoughts Of June

POSTDATA:

With The Moonlight

The Guardian:

With The Moonlight