bet365 Lancashire Oaks
Group 2, Haydock Park 14:40
£93,000 added,
Fillies 3yo plus,
1m 3f 175y, Class 1   
Saturday 8th July 2017

1 The Black Princess 3/1
2 Abingdon 6/4F
3 Ajman Princess 6/1
7 ran NR: Wilamina Distances: ½l, 1l, 1¾l
Time: 2m 33.74s (slow by 4.74s)

The John Gosden-trained The Black Princess narrowly sees off Abingdon

The Black Princess
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The Black Princess

John Gosden and jockey Robert Tart completed a double after The Black Princess gave her trainer a seventh success in the race.

Following on from Zenon's impressive handicap victory in the opening mile and three-quarter contest, The Black Princess came with a similar late run between rivals to collar 6/4 market leader Abingdon inside the final furlong and record a half-length triumph.

It represented a return to winning form for the daughter of Iffraaj, whose two previous wins this season had come in France and was second to Blond Me when sent off favourite for the Middleton Stakes at York's Dante Festival.

Gosden's three most recent Lancashire Oaks scorers were Gertrude Bell (2011), Great Heavens (2012) and Pomology (2014), two of which went to be placed in Group One company - Great Heavens winning the Irish Oaks at the Curragh on her very next start.

Abingdon
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Abingdon

Bet365 Lancashire Oaks
£93,000 added, 3yo plus, 1m 3f 175y, Class 1
7 ran
Going: Good to Firm

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (1) The Black Princess (FR) 3/1 Robert Tart
9-5
J H M Gosden 4
2nd (6) ½ Abingdon (USA) 6/4f R Kingscote
9-5
Sir Michael Stoute 4
3rd (2) 1 Ajman Princess (IRE) 6/1 Andrea Atzeni
9-5
R Varian 4
4th (3) Hertford Dancer 5/1 Harry Bentley
8-7
J H M Gosden 3
5th (4) nk Rich Legacy (IRE) 12/1 David Probert
8-7
R M Beckett 3
6th (7) nk Lucy The Painter (IRE) 33/1 D Tudhope
9-5
E De Giles 5
7th (8) Dubka 11/1 P J Dobbs
9-5
Sir Michael Stoute 4
NR (5) Wilamina (IRE) Josephine Gordon
9-5
M Meade 4