The others are all playing catch-up with Rhododendron, and she looks nigh on unbeatable to me. Her Guineas second to Winter is clearly the best piece of form going into this race and, being a Galileo out of a Nassau winner, you’d have to think the 1m4f will suit her even better than a mile. The only one I really like against her is Natavia. Okay, this is only 13 days after her Newbury Listed win and she may have raced on the best part of the track, but I was impressed with her there. The rest all look much of a muchness to me. Enable beat Alluringly well at Chester but everything went right for her there, and she got the run of the race to a fair extent. However, she could still finish third here.
Sobetsu was very impressive when winning her maiden last season before disappointing in the Fillies’ Mile, and she was right back to form when winning the Alary last time, where Coronet stayed on from the back to take third. But, again, she has a lot to find on form with the favourite and I think she is more of a 1m2f filly myself. Of the others, Horseplay would welcome any more rain. She was very impressive in soft ground at Nottingham last season and I thought she beat Isabel de Urbina in the Pretty Polly in spite of the quick ground at Newmarket.
MY OAKS 1,2,3: Rhododendron, Natavia, Enable.
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