Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ebor meeting - The Yorkshire Oaks

In a fascinating renewal of the Yorkshire Oaks Sariska, second to Dar Re Mi last year, will hope to make amends this time around, while her two principal rivals are Midday and this year's English and Irish Oaks winner Snow Fairy. Midday nearly threw away victory in the Nassau at Goodwood the last time - I expect Tom Queally won't commit his charge so early here. Last year's dual Oaks winner Sariska had Henry Cecil's filly beaten on both occasions - it's worth noting Midday has never won at the trip. Of the principals Sariska looks the percentage call while Snow Fairy is the most interesting but the layers don't look to be taking any chances. Meeznah ran second at a big price in this year's Oaks and looked for all the world as though she was going to pull off a major shock until headed near the line; her subsequent fourth at the Curragh was less impressive but at the prices I'll forgive that effort and have an each-way bet on Meeznah at 16/1 provided the rain stays away and the eight get to post.

1 comment:

GeeDee said...

Drama in the Yorkshire Oaks with 85/40 favourite Sariska going into the stalls no trouble at all but then refusing to come out them! That left the way clear for Midday (11/4) who held too many guns for 5/2 chance Snow Fairy. Meeznah (10/1) was held up and made some ground into fourth but, despite plenty of assistance from Fallon, she was unable to quicken, and just stayed on at the one pace.