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THE OAKS | 12 runners named among five-day entries for the Group 1 classic

The five-day entries list for the Oaks has been released, with a dozen runners remaining



Epsom Downs and racecourse grandstand,Surrey Coronation Cup

12 runners remain in the final stages of the Oaks entries, with EMILY UPJOHN leading the market for the 1m4f Classic.

The Sea The Stars filly is one of two featuring from John and Thady Gosden’s yard, after impressing on her first two starts this season for her connections.

Emily Upjohn Oaks
Emily Upjohn is the leading fancy for Friday’s running of the Oaks

The three-year-old demolished her rivals in a novice event at Sandown in April before running on comfortably to claim the Musidora Stakes.

She is hovering around the evens mark to land success in the contest, following the news of Frankie Dettori taking the ride in the Epsom classic.

Stablemate NASHWA is the second favourite, with the Frankel filly given a chance in Group 1 company following her success at Newbury earlier in the month.

CONCERT HALL looks to be Aidan O’Brien’s best chance of landing yet another classic success at Epsom, with stablemates TUESDAY, THOUGHTS OF JUNE and THE ALGARVE all holding entries in the Group 1 contest for the Ballydoyle trainer.

Aidan O'Brien Oaks
Aidan O’Brien has four entries in this year’s renewal of the Oaks

Pretty Polly Stakes winner WITH THE MOONLIGHT represents Godolphin and Charlie Appleby, while TRANQUIL LADY could feature in the Oaks following a commanding win in the Blue Wind Stakes at Naas three weeks ago.

David Simcock’s CHING SHIH is given her chance in the big time following her brave effort at York a few weeks back, while Rogue Millennium has been supplemented for the race following her success in the Oaks Trial at Lingfield

Ralph Beckett’s MOON DE VEGA and Ed Walker’s KAWIDA complete the list of entries.

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.