Cazoo Oaks
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Group 1, Epsom Downs 16:30
£525,000 guaranteed
3yo fillies only,
1m 4f 6y, Class 1   
Friday 3rd June 2022

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Emily Upjohn is the new favourite for the Cazoo Oaks after a classy performance in the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes at York.

The daughter of Sea The Stars then accelerated away from her four rivals, crossing the line five and a half lengths ahead of Life Of Dreams.

Gosden said: “It’s interesting that Frankie said the ground was quite tiring after the little bit of rain they’ve had on it. A few of them were struggling four or five out.

“Frankie waited to go and she’s picked up well and looked like a mile and a half would be right up her alley. She couldn’t have done it any better really.

“She was saddled in the stables at Sandown and saddled in the stables at Wolverhampton, so it’s the first time she’s been saddled in front of a crowd today and she got a bit edgy. But I think she settled after a furlong and found a lovely rhythm, which is what it’s all about.”

Trainers Quotes

Tom Clover’s Rogue Millennium, who is owned by The Rogues Gallery syndicate, made it two wins in as many starts when lifting the Listed Oaks Trial at Lingfield last week, grabbing the glory in the shadow of the post to win by a head.

The daughter of  Dubawi, who was purchased for just 35,000 guineas as part of the Shadwell dispersal last year, is now set to be rewarded for that success with a jump up to Classic company on June 3.

Clover said: “Rogue Millennium is a lovely filly that deserves her chance to be in the Oaks and it is now very much the plan to go to Epsom. We discussed it several times and both the owners and I are keen to go there.

“For any young trainer to have a horse like her bred by Sheikh Hamdan (al Maktoum, Shadwell’s late owner) going for the Oaks is very special. He was a well-respected and hugely popular man.

“Sheikh Hamdan is part of the sport’s heritage and he had so many successes with my late father-in-law Michael Jarvis, including winning the Oaks with Eswarah.

“To have the chance to train a filly for the Oaks from the same place Sheikh Hamdan won the race with my late father-in-law Michael Jarvis is really exciting.

“I don’t believe we are going there simply to have a runner but because we have a chance. I hope she can make both us and The Rogues Gallery team proud.”

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The Epsom track is famed for its undulations, with Tattenham Corner on the descent to the finishing straight a noted test of a horse’s balance.

Lingfield also has a downhill turn into the straight and Clover believes Rogue Millennium is equipped for the Epsom test having triumphed at the Surrey venue.

He added: “You would hope she would be fine around Epsom having won an Oaks trial on a track that has got undulations, but nothing can truly replicate Epsom.

“She was balanced enough to handle Lingfield on her second start over a mile and a half around there.

“It is usually beautiful good to firm ground around Epsom at that time of year so it should all be fine for her.

“Hopefully she does improve again but she has got a huge advantage in having a great father and a mother (Hawaafez) who was a Group Three winner over a mile and a half.

“She has been bred by a fantastic operation so you would like to think she would hopefully have a chance in the race.

“Having a runner in a Classic is something new to us and now the focus is on getting the filly there in the best possible shape we can. It is exciting but we just want a smooth run.”

Cazoo Oaks
£525,000 guaranteed,
3yo only, 1m 4f 6y, Class 1
44 remaining entries
Going:

NO. FORM HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY
1 3-12 Above The Curve 3 9-0 Joseph O'Brien
2 1-112 Agave 3 9-0 A Fabre
3 21-4 Arion 3 9-0 Hugo Palmer
4 61-6 Cet Horizon 3 9-0 William Haggas
5 8 Champagne 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
6 31- Ching Shih 3 9-0 David Simcock
7 7416-1 Concert Hall 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
8 23- Divine Jewel 3 9-0 Roger Varian
9 1-4 Eclat De Lumiere 3 9-0 D K Weld
10 0-515 Emily Dickinson 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
11 1-1 Emily Upjohn 3 9-0 John & Thady Gosden
12 81 Emotion 3 9-0 John & Thady Gosden
13 5-9 Flash Bulb 3 9-0 Joseph O'Brien
14 35 Grian An Tsamhra 3 9-0 J S Bolger
15 221-1 History 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
16 1111- Inspiral 3 9-0 John & Thady Gosden
17 2211-3 Kawida 3 9-0 Ed Walker
18 1 Life Of Dreams 3 9-0 Charlie Appleby
19 1- Luna Dorada 3 9-0 Ralph Beckett
20 417-2 Magical Lagoon 3 9-0 Mrs John Harrington
21 1140- Mise En Scene 3 9-0 James Ferguson
22 551-4 Moon De Vega 3 9-0 Ralph Beckett
23 1-59 Morning Poem 3 9-0 John & Thady Gosden
24 3-1 Nashwa 3 9-0 John & Thady Gosden
25 72-6 Oblong Song 3 9-0 Roger Varian
26 2 Only 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
27 621-1 Ottilien 3 9-0 David Menuisier
28 Over The Rainbow 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
29 84 Pawapuri 3 9-0 William Haggas
30 74 Perfect Alibi 3 9-0 William Haggas
31 21-5 Peripatetic 3 9-0 Roger Varian
32 Perotan 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
33 3 Remembering 3 9-0 William Haggas
34 4-5 River Rain 3 9-0 Joseph O'Brien
NR 41-54 Show Of Stars 3 9-0 P Twomey NON-RUNNER
36 1- Suspicious 3 9-0 Ralph Beckett
NR 04-38 Suzy's Shoes 3 9-0 Eve Johnson Houghton NON-RUNNER
38 53-4 Tamilla 3 9-0 William Haggas
39 741- The Algarve 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
40 25-21 Thoughts Of June 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
41 2-21 Toy 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
42 812-41 Tranquil Lady 3 9-0 Joseph O'Brien
43 2-13 Tuesday 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
44 516-7 Twinkle 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
45 731-7 West Coast 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
46 4113-1 With The Moonlight 3 9-0 Charlie Appleby

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