Horse racing

Snowfall, ridden by Frankie Dettori stormed ahead to collect the 21st Classic in the Oaks at Epsom

Snowfall, ridden by Dettori wins the Epsom Oaks Cazoo stakes on Friday 4th June 2021
Snowfall, under Dettori (left) steams ahead ¾ way through the race

Snowfall, trainer Aidan O’Brien’s 6/1 shot ridden by Frankie Dettori stormed ahead to win by 16 lengths in yesterday’s Cazoo Oaks. 

The favourite to win, Santa Barbara, was held up in the rear and made a poor performance, finishing fifth.

“I’ve never ridden a Classic winner as easy as this one,” said 50-year-old Frankie.

“They went far too quickly and I had everything beat on the home straight. I was afraid of Santa Barbara, but as soon as I saw daylight in front of me, I thought ‘I’m going now’ and she took off, she went like a knife through butter.”

The huge win at 16 legs was an all-time record for the Oaks, whipping the previous 1983 best by Sun Princess.

The 50/1 outsider, Mystery Angel ridden by Ben Curtis lived up to her name, taking second place whilst Divinely, ridden by Seamie Heffernan and also trained by Aidan O’Brien came in third.

Be sure to get your bets on today (Saturday 5th June) for the action in the premier Epsom Cazoo Derby race where world class colts compete in the ultimate test of the thoroughbred, run over 12 furlongs,  with 12 runners for a whopping £1.125m prize fund.    Check out our Epsom Derby tips – Bet £10 and get £30 in free bets when you place with our partner Betfred.com.

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