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EPSOM REPORT | Snowfall storms to Classic success in the Oaks

Aidan O’Brien’s filly pulverized her opponents in the 1m4f classic at Epsom

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2C7T6EA Snowfall and jockey Wayne Lordan (centre) win the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden from Sister Rosetta (left) at Curragh Racecourse.
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There have been plenty of memorable winners of the Oaks, but the blistering efforts of Snowfall on the Downs could well be one of the best performances in the Epsom Classic to date.

The daughter of Deep Impact was midfield for the majority of the contest, but she appeared from the pack and began to make headway at three out.

WATCH: SNOWFALL LANDS THE OAKS FOR AIDEN O’BRIEN [CREDIT: RACING TV]

Frankie Dettori timed the filly’s challenge to perfection, as he kicked his mount on at the two-furlong marker.

Aidan O’Brien’s recruit rocketed clear of her rivals, claiming a record 16-length victory and a fifth Oaks victory in seven years for her trainer.

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Pyledriver rediscovered his form from last season, as the four-year-old produced a brave, battling performance to land the Coronation Cup.

Tipped up by our team in the three value picks of the day, William Muir & Chris Grassick’s colt took the lead six furlongs out.

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The son of Harbour Watch was met by market favourite Al Aasy in the final stages, with the pair trading blows down right down to the line.

Pyledriver came out on top in the game of wits, giving his trainers their first major success since joining forces.

Mehmento bounced back to form after his struggling performance in the French 1,000 Guineas, as the colt landed victory in the Listed Surrey Stakes.

The three-year-old kicked on at two furlongs out and was in danger of being reeling in by Legal Attack.

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Archie Watson claimed the Surrey Stakes with Mehmento at Epsom

But Archie Watson’s runner pushed away from his rival in the final stretch, winning by two and three-quarter lengths.

Oscula threw down her Ascot claims for George Boughey after the two-year-old filly ran on well to win the Woodcote Stakes, while Simon Dow’s Corazon Espinado claimed success in the 1m½f Handicap on his first start on turf in almost a year.

Blue Cup saw his bad luck come to an end after he dominated the 1m2f Handicap for David Menuisier, while David O’Meara‘s Rhoscolyn landed the 7f Handicap. 

Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.

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