Thursday, June 05, 2008

Oaks Day at Epsom

I haven't done a lot of work on tomorrow's card at Epsom but perhaps that's no bad thing. In the Coronation Cup at 3.25 Mick Channon's Youmzain is too big at 8/1, is in with a chance of winning on his best form, and in any case, at that price, rates an each-way wager for the more cautiously-minded.

In the Oaks Clive Cox's filly Miracle Seeker is one with a good attitude. On the formbook she has loads to find with the principals but the drying ground will suit, she will stay and her latest win at Lingfield means she should handle the course. The trainer, writing in the Weekender, is sweet enough on her chances ("...if she can repeat on the track what I've seen her do at home she is definitely in with a chance..." ) considering the bookmakers have priced her up at 40/1. The draw in stall two doesn't appear to have done her any favours but she's a sporting selection to run into a place.

1 comment:

GeeDee said...

15/2 shot Youmzain finished three quarters of a length second to Soldier of Fortune (9/4).
In the Oaks trial at Lingfield Miracle Seeker beat Look Here three quarters of a length. In the Oaks itself 33/1 shot Look Here won handsomely, with Miracle Seeker (40/1) finishing eleventh. To be fair MS gave her backers a run for their money, hitting the front over three furlongs out but fading from contention two from home.