16:30 Epsom
Investec Oaks (Group 1) (Fillies) (1) 3yo
Investec Oaks (Group 1) (Fillies) (1) 3yo
Going:
Soft
Soft
Distance: 1m 4f 6y Runners: 9
Flat Turf
Soft 1m 4f 6y
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
9 (1)
Wild Illusion
/C Appleby
Age: 3
Weight: 9-0
Spotlight Form: 131-4
128
5/2
SP
Two from three last year, showing marked improvement on final start to take Group 1 Prix Marcel Boussac at Chantilly (1m, soft) in first-time cheekpieces in October; that is strong form and will make her a major player if she reproduces it kept to 1m (she is bred to stay further) on this reappearance; William Buick prefers stablemate Soliloquy.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 01/10/17
    Cha 8Sft 2yG1,147K
    8-11
    1/7 1 1/2l, Polydream[25/1]8-11 cp
    James Doyle
    106
    114
  • 03/09/17
    Cha 8Sft 2yG3,34K
    9-0
    3/5 1 1/4l, Soustraction[7/2]9-0
    James Doyle
    83
    102
  • 22/08/17
    YAR 8GF 2yCl5,4K
    9-0
    1/7 2 1/2l, Give And Take[15/8F]9-0
    James Doyle
    66
    91
7 (9)
Magic Wand
/A O'Brien
Age: 3
Weight: 9-0
Spotlight Form: 7-31
119
4/1
SP
Seventh and third in two Leopardstown maidens, latterly over 1m2f (heavy) in April; improvement is needed but this 1,400,000euros yearling is a sister to Irish Oaks winner Chicquita and Ryan Moore rides, so marked improvement for her all-conquering yard will be no surprise; Oaks entry.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 16/04/18
    LEO 10Hy 3yMd,9K
    9-0
    3/8 6 1/2l, Jaega[7/2]9-0 t
    Seamie Heffernan
    58
    61
  • 22/10/17
    LEO 8Sft 2yMd,9K
    9-0
    7/18 13 1/2l, Contingent[100/30]9-0 t(1)
    Seamie Heffernan
    46
    61
4 (3)
Forever Together
/A O'Brien
Age: 3
Weight: 9-0
Spotlight Form: 43-2
115
9/2
SP
Two fair efforts in maidens at 1m and 7f last season; improvement needed but this 900,000euros yearling is very well bred (her sister Together Forever won the Group 1 Fillies' Mile) and step up in trip could well be a plus, so not ruled out; Oaks entry; no tongue-tie today.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 22/10/17
    LEO 8Sft 2yMd,9K
    9-0
    3/18 7 1/4l, Contingent[100/30]9-0 t
    Wayne Lordan
    65
    75
  • 04/10/17
    NAA 8Y 2yMd,9K
    9-0
    4/10 6 1/2l, Who's Steph[10/1]9-0 t(1)
    Wayne Lordan
    54
    73
1 (6)
Bye Bye Baby
/A O'Brien
Age: 3
Weight: 9-0
Spotlight Form: 113-81
119
6/1
SP
Progressed well last year, winning a Listed race before close up in a Group 3; first run beyond a mile when disappointing as favourite in 1m2f Listed event at Navan but probably needed the run.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 22/04/18
    NAV 10Y/Sft 3yLis,29K
    9-3
    8/10 9l, Mary Tudor[9/4F]9-0
    Ryan Moore
    105
    46
    86
  • 22/10/17
    LEO 7Sft 2yG3,30K
    9-0
    3/7 1 1/2l, Kenya[2/1]9-3
    Seamie Heffernan
    105
    71
    100
  • 08/10/17
    NAV 8Sft 2yLis,24K
    9-0
    1/7 2 1/4l, Coeur D'Amour[5/4F]9-0
    Donnacha O'Brien
    93
    33
    100
  • 30/09/17
    NMK 7GS 2yCl4 Md,5K
    9-0
    1/11 2l, Altyn Orda[11/10F]9-0
    Ryan Moore
    80
    95
  • 09/09/17
    LEO 7Gd/Y 2yMd,16K
    9-0
    2/18 1/4l, Lightening Quick[5/1]9-0
    Ryan Moore
    25
    89
  • 27/08/17
    CUR 8Y 2yG3,40K
    9-0
    4/7 9l, Liquid Amber[12/1]9-0
    Seamie Heffernan
    53
    88
8 (8)
Perfect ClarityD
/Clive Cox
Age: 3
Weight: 9-0
Spotlight Form: 1-1
107
13/2
SP
3-1, won Nottingham novice (1m, good) on debut last year; another who's potentially smart; trainer won this in 2008.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 15/08/17
    NOT 8Gd 2yCl5,3K
    9-0
    1/7 1 1/4l, Cosmopolitan Queen[3/1]8-9
    Adam Kirby
    60
    79
5 (7)
Give And Take
/W Haggas
Age: 3
Weight: 9-0
Spotlight Form: 221-21
116
10/1
SP
Oaks entry; tough task against subsequent French Group 1 winner (and 1,000 Guineas fourth) when runner-up on second start at Yarmouth, then ended season on a good note with minor Lingfield win; still looked a little raw when an unpenalised promising one swept by on Sandown return (1m2f, good to soft) and can do better yet.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 27/04/18
    SAN 9GS 3yCl4,6K
    9-6
    2/11 3l, Crystal Hope[4/1]9-0
    James Doyle
    88
    38
    91
  • 16/09/17
    LIN 7GS 2yCl4,6K
    9-0
    1/12 4 1/2l, Lady Of Aran[4/5F]9-0
    Pat Cosgrave
    75
    87
  • 22/08/17
    YAR 8GF 2yCl5,4K
    9-0
    2/7 2 1/2l, Wild Illusion[9/4]9-0
    Josephine Gordon
    58
    83
  • 28/07/17
    ASC 7GS 2yCl4,6K
    9-0
    2/9 1l, Jousi[20/1]9-0
    Pat Cosgrave
    65
    79
6 (4)
I Can Fly
/A O'Brien
Age: 3
Weight: 9-0
Spotlight Form: 13-30
116
14/1
SP
Did well for one so inexperienced when third to Altyn Orda in 7f Group 3 here on second and final run last year; satisfactory return on ground possibly too slow when third at Leopardstown (7f, heavy) last month; much better is needed but she is very lightly raced and top trainer's 3yos can find a sudden and significant jolt of improvement at this time of year.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 14/04/18
    LEO 7Hy 3yG3,34K
    9-0
    3/13 2l, Who's Steph[7/2J]9-0
    Ryan Moore
    103
    78
    100
  • 13/10/17
    NMK 7Gd 2yCl1 G3,34K
    9-0
    3/14 1 1/4l, Altyn Orda[2/1F]9-0
    Ryan Moore
    92
    102
  • 29/09/17
    DUN 7St 2yMd,8K
    9-0
    1/14 4l, Raynama[3/1]9-0
    Seamie Heffernan
    77
    91
2 (2)
Ejtyah
/D Simcock
Age: 3
Weight: 9-0
Spotlight Form: 1-3
111
18/1
SP
Did not achieve much when winning her sole 2yo start over 1m at Chelmsford in December but plenty to like about the way she did the job and she looks sure to improve for the longer trip; holds an Oaks entry but missed the Trial at Lingfield because of good to firm ground; yard won this in 2014.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 17/12/17
    Cfd 8St 2yCl5,3K
    9-0
    1/5 1/2l, Calypso Blue[7/2]9-0
    Jamie Spencer
    39
    77
3 (5)
FlatteringBF
/A O'Brien
Age: 3
Weight: 9-0
Spotlight Form: 0-13
104
28/1
SP
Held in one run last year, but returned from 280-day absence with 10l win in 1m2f testing-ground Cork maiden last week; still looked raw but that was a bit of a 'wow' performance; different test now but she looks smart; sprint bred on dam's side but looks a stayer; trainer won this in 2016 with subsequent Irish Oaks winner Seventh Heaven.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 05/05/18
    COR 10Sft/Hy 3yMd,7K
    9-0
    1/13 10l, Samasthiti[14/1]9-0
    Michael Hussey
    42
    90
  • 29/07/17
    CUR 8GF 2yMd,9K
    9-1
    12/14 17l, Ballet Shoes[18/1]9-0
    Emmet McNamara
    49
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