Racing: 1000 Guineas winner Legatissimo lines up Oaks

QIPCO 1000 Guineas winners Legatissimo and Ryan Moore will be reacquainted for the Investec Oaks at Epsom.
QIPCO 1000 Guineas winners Legatissimo and Ryan Moore will be reacquainted for the Investec Oaks at Epsom.
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Legatissimo will face 10 rivals as she bids to supplement her 1000 Guineas victory with success in tomorrow’s Investec Oaks at Epsom.

David Wachman’s charge will be partnered by Ryan Moore as she attempts to become the first filly since Kazzia back in 2002 to follow up her win on the Rowley Mile in the mile-and-a-half fillies’ Classic.

John Gosden has declared both Star of Seville and Jazzi Top as he seeks to win back-to-back renewals of the race having saddled Taghrooda to victory 12 months ago.

Aidan O’Brien, who has won the race on four previous occasions, will be triple-handed in his quest for a fifth victory. The Ballydoyle master’s team consists of Cheshire Oaks winner Diamondsandrubies, last year’s Fillies’ Mile scorer Together Forever and Qualify.

Crystal Zvezda will fly the flag for Sir Michael Stoute in his attempt to win the race for the first time since 1987, while Luca Cumani will send out Lady Of Dubai.

The Andre Fabre-trained record-breaking yearling purchase Al Naamah will carry the hopes of France, while trainer Ralph Beckett, successful in 2008 with Look Here and 2013 with Talent, is to be represented by Lingfield Oaks trial runner-up Bellajeu. Completing the field is the Jessica Harrington-trained Jack Naylor.

*Robert Cowell is to step veteran sprinter Kingsgate Native back into Group company following his victory at Listed level at Haydock on Saturday.

Cowell said: “For him to show those younger horses a clean pair of heels in a Listed race is not far of one of his best efforts in recent years. I think we will go for the Coral Charge, a race which he has run in before a few times and has been second in the last two years. Given the nature of Sandown you need luck in running, but if he gets an untroubled passage he will go close.”

Sobot’s selections

CATTERICK: 1.40 Glenrowan Rose (treble), 2.15 War Poet, 2.50 Irish Girls Spirit, 3.25 Monasada, 4.00 Breakable, 4.45 Native Falls, 5.20 Sweet Missi.

EPSOM: 2.00 Lightning Thunder, 2.35 Master Of Finance, 3.10 Shifting Power, 3.45 Abseil, 4.30 Legatissimo (next best), 5.15 Secret Brief, 5.50 MUBTAGHAA (NAP).

BATH: 5.55 Perfect Rhythm, 6.25 Lucky Clover, 6.55 Little Wave, 7.30 Edged Out, 8.05 Quiet Beauty, 8.35 Rum Swizzle, 9.05 Theydon Bois.

GOODWOOD: 6.10 Attain, 6.40 War Whisper, 7.15 Force, 7.50 My Call, 8.20 Able Dash, 8.50 Ella’s Honour.

MARKET RASEN: 1.50 Keep Calm, 2.25 To Begin, 3.00 Gold Futures, 3.35 Kayfton Pete, 4.10 Dynamo, 4.55 Double Silver, 5.30 Galactic Power.