Horse Racing
Oaks Stakes - Form Comments

03/07/2020 16:32

G1 – 2405m – Turf

1 Bharani Star Dead-heated at Haydock in June, and then ran a solid 4th in a G2 at Royal Ascot, but it would be a big surprise if she was good enough to win this.
2 Ennistymon Although having no chance of catching Frankly Darling she advertised herself as a really smart filly – proving that she stayed this trip – when 2nd in a Royal Ascot G2.
3 Frankly Darling Has progressed fast as she has moved up in distance in her three starts and – despite being too free early – dominated the closing stages of a G2 at Royal Ascot at this trip. A serious player.
4 Gold Wand Settling close to the speed, she then quickened nicely to win a 2000m Newbury maiden last month. Looks progressive but this is a big rise in class, plus stamina concerns.
5 Love A G1 winner at two, she had clearly thrived over the winter – demolishing her rivals in a 1600m G1 Newmarket Classic. Her pedigree is very positive about this much longer trip. Big chance.
6 Passion Her best run was her latest when moving up to a similar trip to this for a Royal Ascot G2, she ran on well for 3rd. Stamina looks her strongpoint.
7 Queen Daenerys Up to 2000m and after a wind operation she improved to finish 2nd in a Listed event at Newmarket last month. But that form does not look strong in this contest.
8 Tiempo Vuela Raced too freely and never looked happy when a well-beaten favourite on her 2020 return at Newmarket. Maybe she runs as pacemaker to Frankly Darling.