2021 Cazoo Oaks at Epsom: the runners, the odds, the verdict
Your guide to Friday's Cazoo Oaks (4.30), the fillies' Classic at Epsom that has given rise to a host of stars.
Beaten by three of Friday's rivals in Lingfield Oaks Trial but likely to come on from that run.
2 Dubai Fountain
Sent on over 2f out in Cheshire Oaks and held Zeyaadah, who gave 3lb, by a length; each-way claims.
3 La Joconde
Fourth in the Cheshire Oaks but she was well adrift of Dubai Fountain and Zeyaadah.
Stuck on well to win Listed race at Newmarket (1m2f); held by Snowfall in the Musidora.
5 Ocean Road
Still looks promising following third in Lingfield Oaks Trial, coming from the back.
6 Saffron Beach
Plucky second in the 1,000 Guineas (1m, good to firm) suggests she will stay at least 1m2f.
7 Santa Barbara
Co-favourite when narrowly denied for second in 1,000 Guineas, looking green under pressure.
8 Save A Forest
Second to Sherbet Lemon in the Lingfield Oaks Trial; it looks as if 1m4f will suit.
9 Sherbet Lemon
Stuck her neck out to win Lingfield Oaks Trial (11.6f, soft) from some Oaks rivals.
Revelation on return in Musidora at York (10.2f), dictating steady pace and drawing clear.
Pipped in Listed race here (1m2f, good) in April but well held in the Lingfield Oaks Trial
Needs to settle better and well held by Snowfall at York; could still be seriously classy.
Third in 1m2f Group 3 at Naas; her dam was second in the Oaks and won the Irish Oaks.
First defeat came in the Cheshire Oaks but she enhanced her claims with that performance.
Preference is for Cheshire Oaks principals Dubai Fountain and Zeyaadah, with the latter appearing the more exciting prospect.
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