Epsom Oaks Ladies Day £375,000 prize awaits frontrunner
The Oaks Stakes is a Group 1 flat race open exclusively to three-year-old fillies kicking off at 4.30PM this Friday in the first race of the Epsom Derby at the famous Epsom Downs course where world class fillies compete over a distance of 1 mile, 4 furlongs and 6 yards (2,420 metres).
Forming part of the two-day Derby Festival event, sponsored by Investec, the confirmed runners and general odds are:
Santa Barbara – 15/8
Aidan O’Brien’s, Santa Barbara is the 15/8 favourite for the Epsom Oaks after finishing second in the Qipco 1000 Guineas Stakes Group 1 on 2nd May 2021.
Snowfall – 4/1
Also with great form is Snowfall, finishing first on 12th May 2021 in the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes Group 3 race, it’s a toss up between Santa and Snowfall for us this weekend.
Zeyaadah – 6/1
Teona – 6/1
In with a real chance also this weekend at 6/1 shots are Zeyaadah and Teona, with Teona coming in third in the Musidora behind Snowfall and with Zeyaadah finishing second during Weatherbys Cheshire Oaks on 5th May 2021.
Noon Star – 9/1
Divinely, Saffron Beach – 10/1
Dubai Fountain – 11/1
Mystery Angel – 14/1
Ocean Road – 33/1
Save A Forest 33/1
Sherbet Lemon – 33/1
Technique – 33/1
Willow – 40/1
La Joconde – 50/1
Movers and shakers
After finishing at second place in the 1,000 Guineas, the sleek Chestnut Filly, Saffron Beach is in good form, nosediving from 33-1 to 10-1, Mark Johnston’s Dubai Fountain has is cut to 11/1 from 20/1 after her win at the Cheshire Oaks.
Be sure to check out our tips and the low down on the main Epsom Derby event on the Saturday. Good luck all.