bet365 Lancashire Oaks
Group 2, Haydock Park 14:40
£52,000 added,
Fillies 3yo plus,
1m 3f 175y, Class 1   
Sunday 5th July 2020

1 Manuela De Vega 1/2F
2 Makawee 28/1
3 Hereby 15/2
5 ran NR: Antonia De Vega, Dame Malliot
Distances: 5½l, 6l, ¾l Time: 2m 35.71s (slow by 10.71s)

Manuela De Vega was an impressive winner of the Pinnacle Stakes at the same course last month when making the running, but Harry Bentley deployed different tactics on this occasion.

Bentley had in fact chosen to ride the Ralph Beckett-trained stablemate of the winner, Antonia De Vega, but when she was found to be lame on race morning and was declared a non-runner in the Group Two contest, he switched.

The form of Manuela De Vega’s previous win could hardly have been advertised any better given that the second, Fanny Logan, came out and won the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Bentley cruised to the front three furlongs out on the 1-2 favourite and she was kept up to her work to beat Makawee by five and a half lengths.

Trainers Quotes

Bet365 Lancashire Oaks
£52,000 added, 3yo plus, 1m 3f 175y, Class 1
5 ran
Going: Soft

1 (4)      Manuela De Vega 4 9-5 Ralph Beckett Harry Bentley 1/2F
2 (3)
Makawee 5 9-5 David O'Meara David Nolan 28/1
3 (5)
6 Hereby 4 9-5 Ralph Beckett Richard Kingscote 15/2
4 (6) ¾ Cabaletta 3 8-7 Roger Varian David Egan 9/2
5 (7) Spirit Of Appin 5 9-5 Brian Meehan Martin Dwyer 10/1
NR 1 (1) Antonia De Vega 4 9-5 Ralph Beckett NON RUNNER
NR 2 (2) Dame Malliot 4 9-5 Ed Vaughan NON RUNNER