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SKIFFLE wins at Goodwood

Skiffle stayed on strongly to win at Goodwood

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Exciting filly Skiffle enters Oaks picture

A NEW name entered Epsom Classic consideration on Tuesday morning when Godolphin chief executive John Ferguson revealed Skiffle is "a definite possibility" to be supplemented at a cost of £30,000 for the Investec Oaks.

Ferguson was at Epsom's Breakfast with the Stars event to see Andre Fabre's Investec Derby hope Cloth Of Stars gallop with a stable companion but he later announced last week's winner of the Height Of Fashion (formerly the Lupe) Stakes is poised to contest the Oaks, for which she is now a best-priced 12-1.

Paddy Power and bet365 both offer a non-runner-no-bet concession and they have priced the Godolphin filly at 10-1.

'Definite possibility'

Ferguson said of the Charlie Appleby-trained filly: "We might run Skiffle in the Oaks. We'll decide this week.

"Skiffle won the Lupe really well at Goodwood. The immediate reaction after the race was we would wait for the Ribblesdale but things look a little more open now. Therefore the possibility of us supplementing her on Saturday is real. It's a definite possibility."

As well as Cloth Of Stars, Derby joint-favourite Wings Of Desire worked under Frankie Dettori at Epsom, while Postponed cantered under Andrea Atzeni in advance of his tilt at the Investec Coronation Cup.

Aidan O'Brien also confirmed he expects Ryan Moore to ride Chester Vase winner US Army Ranger in the Derby, saying: "I'm not sure but there's a good chance."

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