Kailani: will bid to emulate her dam Kazzia, who won the Oaks in 2002PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
Godolphin's Kailani given go-ahead for Oaks
UNBEATEN Godolphin filly Kailani is to be added to the Investec Oaks field on Saturday for a supplementary fee of £20,000 after pleasing connections on the gallops on Friday.
The runaway Pretty Polly winner is to be given the chance to emulate her dam Kazzia, who won the Epsom Classic ten years ago.
Mickael Barzalona, who rode her last time, is likely to keep the mount on the Mahmood Al Zarooni-trained challenger.
Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford said on Friday: "We are going to supplement Kailani for the Oaks. She is a bit short on experience but acquitted herself really well at Newmarket, where she appreciated the soft ground.
Godolphin's racing manager Simon Crisford said Kailani will go for OaksPICTURE: Edward Whitaker
"She will have a different surface to race on next weekend but she is light on her feet and there is no reason why she can't handle faster ground. She worked today and everybody was happy with her."
The ground at Epsom was good, good to firm in places on Friday as clerk of the course Andrew Cooperissued his first official bulletin.
He gave notice that watering will be necessary, with a dry weekend forecast and temperatures set to remain between 24C and 26C.
Groundstaff will apply 10mm of water to the back straight and hill before the situation is reviewed again on Saturday.