August 24 / 15.35 York

15.35

Good To Firm

Pertemps Network Yorkshire Oaks (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Fillies & Mares)

  • Prize money: £283550
  • 1m 3f 188y
  • Class 1
  • 10 runners
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Pertemps Network Yorkshire Oaks (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Fillies & Mares)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

1st
10 (9)

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.20
  • Place: £2.90

Form: -21115 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Big improver for her hat-trick this May-June, including narrowly from Bluestocking in 1m2f Listed race at Newbury and with much greater authority in Group 2 Ribblesdale over 1m4f at Royal Ascot (good to firm) where she was soon front rank, whereas third-placed Bluestocking had to come from much further back; 9-2 but failed to fire when trying to come from last in the Irish Oaks last time; not dismissed on the Ribblesdale evidence.
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No Results Found

9/2

  • Place: £2.25

Form: /1-154 C BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Overcame severe interference to win the Lancashire Oaks at Haydock (1m4f, soft) on sole run last year and followed up here (1m2f, good; acts on good to firm) this May in another Group 2; rather disappointing when 6-4 favourite for Group 2 Hardwicke at Royal Ascot and found the last 2f of 1m6f on heavy going far too much at Goodwood 19 days ago; player if back to her best.
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2nd

3

(4)

16th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 1

15:15 York

Free Wind

9st 2lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

Group 2 winner in 2021, 2022 and 2023, last year in this race (good) first time out; in fact her top two performances last term were at this track, as she went down by just a head in the Yorkshire Oaks (good to firm); respectable fifth on soft behind Bluestocking at Ascot in October when last seen; has good record after a break and sets the standard.

7/4

2nd

3

(4)

16th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 1

15:15 York

Free Wind

9st 2lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

Group 2 winner in 2021, 2022 and 2023, last year in this race (good) first time out; in fact her top two performances last term were at this track, as she went down by just a head in the Yorkshire Oaks (good to firm); respectable fifth on soft behind Bluestocking at Ascot in October when last seen; has good record after a break and sets the standard.

7/4

5th

2

(7)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Free Wind

9st 7lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

dwelt start, midfield on inner, switched left and headway from over 2f out, disputing fourth 1f out, no extra final 110yds

7/2

4/1

  • Place: £1.55

Form: 5-1121 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Oaks second at Epsom over 1m4f on good to firm, but wins either side of that suggest strongly that she's seen to better effect at the trip on soft ground, including as it brings into play what looks great strength in stamina; latest was in Irish Oaks at the Curragh where Bluestocking had little difficulty going past but could not withstand her powerful finish; has one of the top chances on form but, on good to firm, could be vulnerable.
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3rd

9

(6)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 1

15:35 York

Savethelastdance

9st 0lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

set good pace

4/1

1st

7

(5)

22nd Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 4f 0y

15:45 Curragh

Savethelastdance

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

soon raced in third, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and outpaced from under 3f out, switched left over 1f out, rallied and headway on outer inside final furlong, led towards finish

10/11

2nd

9

(4)

2nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 1

16:30 Epsom

Savethelastdance

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

in touch with leaders

6/5

Form: 1-232

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Beaten a head by Warm Heart in Listed contest at Newbury and did not get the best of runs before making late headway when third to the same rival in the Ribblesdale at Royal Ascot (1m4f, good to firm); confirmed she's markedly better than that result when second in Irish Oaks at the Curragh (1m4f, soft) on latest start, held up, leading 1f out but losing out to Savethelastdance's powerful finish; could have more to give after only four races and may well be up to another leading role.
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1st

1

(1)

16th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 1

15:15 York

Bluestocking

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

No doubting her class last term, particularly at 1m4f, but it was rather frustrating that she didn't win any of those races; that's despite leading in the closing stages for both Irish Oaks and Chester Listed race and her strong finish from off the pace in first-time cheekpieces for Group 1 at Ascot (11.6f, soft) on final start; has a bit more to prove back at this trip but has to be in serious calculations.

5/2

1st

1

(1)

16th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 1

15:15 York

Bluestocking

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

No doubting her class last term, particularly at 1m4f, but it was rather frustrating that she didn't win any of those races; that's despite leading in the closing stages for both Irish Oaks and Chester Listed race and her strong finish from off the pace in first-time cheekpieces for Group 1 at Ascot (11.6f, soft) on final start; has a bit more to prove back at this trip but has to be in serious calculations.

5/2

2nd

8

(11)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Bluestocking

9st 1lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

took keen hold, towards rear, switched left and headway from over 2f out, went second final 110yds, kept on, just failed

7/1

Form: 43-612 D BF

Last run: 47 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Listed and Group 3 winner, the latter at Haydock this June; narrowly best form in the Lancashire Oaks there (again 1m4f on good to firm) last month, having to wait for a run but heading Poptronic briefly before losing out by a neck; might have more to give but it is needed.
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5th

5

(2)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 1

15:35 York

Sea Silk Road

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Listed and Group 3 winner, the latter at Haydock this June; narrowly best form in the Lancashire Oaks there (again 1m4f on good to firm) last month, having to wait for a run but heading Poptronic briefly before losing out by a neck; might have more to give but it is needed.

20/1

2nd

7

(1)

8th Jul 2023

Good

1m 3f 175y

Class 1

14:40 Haydock

Sea Silk Road

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: William Haggas

Runner-up in the Group 2 Ribblesdale at Royal Ascot (1m4f, good to firm) last year and returned to form with Group 3 win over this C&D (good to firm) last month; Listed winner on soft ground; she could have more to offer now that things have clicked again and she's on the shortlist.

4/1

1st

5

(1)

10th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 175y

Class 1

15:00 Haydock

Sea Silk Road

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

held up in last, headway when switched right under 2f out, soon pushed along, led 1f out, ridden out

8/1

Form: 510-52 D

Last run: 54 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Improved and defied trouble in running when winning a 1m3f Group 3 at Newbury (good; unraced on firmer) last September; 25-1 and tongue tied first time, surged back to form, in fact never better, when second of nine in Group 1 Pretty Polly at the Curragh (1m2f, good) on latest start, coming from last and badly hampered 1f out before rallying; bit to prove back at 1m4f but one of the top contenders on form.
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1st

7

(4)

5th May 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newmarket

Stay Alert

9st 2lb

J: David Egan

T: Hughie Morrison

Listed/Group 3 winner; her final four runs of last season were at the top table, the best of them when runner-up in the Pretty Polly at the Curragh (1m2f, good); the tongue-tie tried that day was retained afterwards and she wasn't beaten far in either the Yorkshire Oaks (1m4f) or the Prix de l'Opera (1m2f) before unsuited by soft ground on Champions' Day; at this lower level she's a strong contender.

6/1

1st

7

(4)

5th May 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newmarket

Stay Alert

9st 2lb

J: David Egan

T: Hughie Morrison

Listed/Group 3 winner; her final four runs of last season were at the top table, the best of them when runner-up in the Pretty Polly at the Curragh (1m2f, good); the tongue-tie tried that day was retained afterwards and she wasn't beaten far in either the Yorkshire Oaks (1m4f) or the Prix de l'Opera (1m2f) before unsuited by soft ground on Champions' Day; at this lower level she's a strong contender.

6/1

13th

5

(14)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Stay Alert

9st 7lb

J: David Egan

T: Hughie Morrison

always behind

25/1

11/1

Form: 22-201 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
First two 2yo starts (won debut) were on good to firm; second in both the Group 1 Fillies' Mile as 2yo and in the Musidora here on reappearance; down the field in the Prix de Diane at Chantilly but made the most of having her sights lowered in Listed race at Newmarket last month, leading 2f out and drawing nearly 5l clear; moving up to 1m4f clearly suited that day but this opposition demands better still.
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4th

6

(7)

29th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newmarket

Novakai

8st 12lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Second in the Group 1 Fillies' Mile as 2yo and the Musidora on return; found it tough in this season's two Group 1 assignments (Prix de Diane and Yorkshire Oaks) but drew nearly 5l clear in a Listed race on the other Newmarket course (1m4f, good) in between and that performance gives her a shout.

9/2

7th

8

(5)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 1

15:35 York

Novakai

9st 0lb

J: William Buick

T: K R Burke

First two 2yo starts (won debut) were on good to firm; second in both the Group 1 Fillies' Mile as 2yo and in the Musidora here on reappearance; down the field in the Prix de Diane at Chantilly but made the most of having her sights lowered in Listed race at Newmarket last month, leading 2f out and drawing nearly 5l clear; moving up to 1m4f clearly suited that day but this opposition demands better still.

11/1

1st

12

(8)

22nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

16:15 Newmarket (July)

Novakai

8st 9lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

Highly tried after making a successful debut last summer, her second-place finishes in the Fillies' Mile (1m, good) and behind Soul Sister in the Musidora (1m2f, good) standing out; may not have enjoyed the run of the race when down the field in the Prix de Diane at Chantilly (10.5f, good to soft) last month, but back in much calmer waters here and her pedigree suggests she could even improve for the longer trip.

100/30

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8th
3 (7)
Poptronic

25/1

Form: 74-331 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Still races freely but better than she was in this race last year and won the Group 2 Lancashire Oaks at Haydock (1m4f, good to firm) on latest start, racing in second most of the way, going on over 2f out and rallying to see off the strong challenge of Sea Silk Road; needs better still but respected on the back of that career-best performance.
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1st

4

(10)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Poptronic

9st 7lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

started quickly, raced wide early, took keen hold, made virtually all, ridden over 1f out, hung right inside final 110yds, kept on, just did enough

33/1

8th

3

(7)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 1

15:35 York

Poptronic

9st 9lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

Still races freely but better than she was in this race last year and won the Group 2 Lancashire Oaks at Haydock (1m4f, good to firm) on latest start, racing in second most of the way, going on over 2f out and rallying to see off the strong challenge of Sea Silk Road; needs better still but respected on the back of that career-best performance.

25/1

1st

6

(4)

8th Jul 2023

Good

1m 3f 175y

Class 1

14:40 Haydock

Poptronic

9st 7lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

Won Group 3 at Newcastle (1m2f, AW) last June and she's been a creditable third in Group 2 and Group 3 races on her two runs this season, over C&D (good to firm) most recently; unraced on slow ground; holds place possibilities but she has about 2l to make up on Sea Silk Road from last time.

14/1

6/1

Form: 1-2111

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Turned over the odds-on Nashwa in Group 3 at Newcastle (1m2f, AW) in June and saw off that very classy rival again when graduating to a Group 1 victory in the Nassau at Goodwood (1m2f, soft) three weeks ago; that's seven wins from her last eight starts, two of them on good (sole run on good to firm was a defeat on debut); unraced over this far but it's worth a go on pedigree and she's on a steady upward curve.
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9th

1

(4)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 1

15:35 York

Al Husn

9st 9lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

Turned over the odds-on Nashwa in Group 3 at Newcastle (1m2f, AW) in June and saw off that very classy rival again when graduating to a Group 1 victory in the Nassau at Goodwood (1m2f, soft) three weeks ago; that's seven wins from her last eight starts, two of them on good (sole run on good to firm was a defeat on debut); unraced over this far but it's worth a go on pedigree and she's on a steady upward curve.

6/1

1st

2

(6)

3rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Al Husn

9st 9lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Roger Varian

Made it six wins from her last seven starts when she confounded Nashwa's backers in Group 3 at Newcastle (1m2f, AW) five weeks ago; that followed a Listed win at Ayr (1m2f, good) and she's also run well on soft; work to do on ratings but she is steadily progressive.

9/1

1st

1

(9)

30th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 1

18:35 Newcastle (AW)

Al Husn

9st 7lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Roger Varian

towards rear, in touch with leaders after 2f, switched right and headway over 2f out, ridden and went second 1f out, ran on well and led towards finish

100/30

10th
4 (10)
Rosscarbery

14/1

Form: 45-142 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Extremely reliable over the last two seasons, including for two Group 3 wins over 1m4f and one at 1m6f; also showed her form in the 1m2f Group 1 Pretty Polly on penultimate start, albeit 3l behind Stay Alert; unraced on firmer than good; should not be far away.
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10th

4

(10)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 1

15:35 York

Rosscarbery

9st 9lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

Extremely reliable over the last two seasons, including for two Group 3 wins over 1m4f and one at 1m6f; also showed her form in the 1m2f Group 1 Pretty Polly on penultimate start, albeit 3l behind Stay Alert; unraced on firmer than good; should not be far away.

14/1

2nd

8

(5)

22nd Jul 2023

Yielding To Soft

1m 6f 0y

16:20 Curragh

Rosscarbery

9st 8lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

Three-time Group 3 winner; gained the latest of those at Cork last month and as good as ever when fourth in the Group 1 Pretty Polly here three weeks ago; very best form is over shorter trips on quicker ground but she's consistent and hard to rule out.

4/1

4th

4

(2)

1st Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

15:25 Curragh

Rosscarbery

9st 10lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

Five wins last season, including two at Group 3 level; improvement sustained in Group 1 races, notably when just denied in Prix Jean Romanet at Deauville; good fifth in Qipco Fillies & Mares at Ascot, having forced the pace; made winning return in Group 3 event at Cork just over a fortnight ago; seemed to idle; should be better for the run.

5/1

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Payout
Exacta £85.30
Straight Forecast £52.72
Tricast £182.10
Trifecta £274.60

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Bluestocking

RP RATINGS:

Savethelastdance

POSTDATA:

Sea Silk Road

NEWMARKET:

Al Husn

The Guardian:

Warm Heart

The Sun:

Free Wind

D Express:

Rosscarbery

TOPSPEED:

Savethelastdance

The Times:

Bluestocking

Daily Mail:

Bluestocking

The Star:

Bluestocking

Daily Record:

Bluestocking

Telegraph:

Sea Silk Road

Daily Mirror:

Al Husn