Weatherbys Digital Solutions Cheshire Oaks
Fillies' Listed, Chester 14:40
£100,000 guaranteed,
3yo only,
1m 3f 75y, Class 1   
Wednesday 10th May 2023

1 Savethelastdance 8/11F
2 There's The Door 6/1
3 Ermesinde 25/1
8 ran NR: Luckin Brew Distances: 22l, 3¼l, 2¼l
Time: 2m 36.64s (slow by 13.64s)

Ridden patiently at the rear of the cluster by Ryan Moore as Pam Sly’s Wintercrack led the field along, Savethelastdance still had plenty of work to do as Charlie Johnston’s Sirona went to tackle the front-running Wintercrack with just over three furlongs to run. 

As Sirona moved to the head of the pack, Moore was making significant headway aboard the 8-11 favourite and when the Ballydoyle number one pressed the button on drawing alongside Sirona she soon left the opposition trailing in her wake to register a bloodless 22-length success in rain-softened ground. 

It was Aidan O’Brien’s eighth success in the Listed event to become the most successful trainer in the Roodee feature, one ahead of Barry Hills whom he was previously locked on seven with.

Savethelastdance, meanwhile, is out of Daddys Lil Darling who famously bolted to post and was withdrawn from Enable’s Oaks in 2017, but it is hoped her daughter will fare better on the Surrey Downs. 

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Riding his sixth winner of the race, Moore said: “I was very impressed, you can only be impressed by what she’s done there. 

“They kind of all gave up with half a mile to go and she was just getting going, but she gave me a very good feel – she’s probably given me as good a feel in this race as the ones I’ve ridden (in it before). 

“She stepped a little slow, but they went very hard early on and she just relaxed and followed them round.

“I thought I’d just make sure she knew what she had to do and she stretched all the way to the line and ran right through the line.”

The winner is the new favourite with QuinnBet for the Betfred Oaks.

Weatherbys Digital Solutions Cheshire Oaks
(Robert Sangster Memorial Cup) (Fillies' Listed)
£100,000 guaranteed, 3yo only, 1m 3f 75y, Class 1
8 ran
Going: Soft

POS. (DRAW) DIST HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1 (5)    Savethelastdance 3 9-2 A P O'Brien Ryan Moore 8/11F
2 (2)
22 There's The Door 3 9-2 David Evans Rossa Ryan 6/1
3 (3)
Ermesinde 3 9-2 Kevin Philippart De Foy Andrea Atzeni 25/1
4 (7) Sirona 3 9-5 Charlie Johnston William Buick 14/1
5 (4)
Ashtanga 3 9-2 Freddie & Martyn Meade Oisin Murphy 7/1
6 (8)
17 Cite d'Or 3 9-2 Harry Eustace Pierre-Louis Jamin 16/1
7 (9)
Wintercrack 3 9-2 Pam Sly Shane Kelly 40/1
PU (6) Sisyphus Strength 3 9-2 Andrew Balding David Egan 8/1
NR 5 (1) Luckin Brew 3 9-2 Ralph Beckett NON RUNNER

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