Epsom Oaks News: Emily Upjohn leads 11 declared on the Downs

11 runners have stood their ground for the Cazoo Oaks at Epsom on Friday, June 3. The fillies' Classic is headed by the John and Thady Gosden pair or Emily Upjohn and Nashwa.

John and Thady's Gosden's Emily Upjohn and Nashwa have stood their ground and head the market of 11 fillies for the Cazoo Oaks at Epsom on Friday, June 3.

The Sea The Stars Filly looks all class and prepared for the Oaks with an eye-catching win in the Musidora Stakes at York last month. The three-year-old will go from stall five and be steered by Frankie Dettori.

Fellow Gosden filly Nashwa, sired by Frankel will go out of gate six and be ridden by the useful Hollie Doyle who bids to become the first woman to win a British Classic.

Aidan O'Brien is typically mob handed and his Navan Salsabil winner Concert Hall will exit from gate 10, while Tuesday will go from stall one. Cheshire Oaks victor Thoughts Of June, meanwhile will spring from stall nine, while the outsider The Algarve will try to bring some Portuguese sun to proceedings out of gate two.

The boys in blue of Godolphin are not without a chance via the Charlie Appleby trained With The Moonlight, who hosed up in the Pretty Polly Stakes at Newmarket in early May. Top jockey William Buick is booked for the Frankel filly.

In a field packed with depth, Tom Clover's supplemented Lingfield Oaks Trial winner Rogue Millennium will view the course from stall seven while Lambourn handler Ed Walker sends Kirsten Rausing's Kawida out of gate four.

Ralph Beckett is aiming for Derby glory on Saturday, June 4 with Westover but could go for the double with Moon De Vega going from stall 11 in the Oaks.

Joseph O'Brien will be looking to dethrone his father Aidan, who won the Oaks last year with Snowfall. Tranquil Lady will enter proceedings via gate 3.

Meanwhile, a bijou field of six runners are ready to go in the Group 1 DahlBury Coronation Cup on Friday at Epsom.

Globetrotter Pyledriver returns to defend his crown after taking the race last year for William Muir and Chris Grassick.

Godolphin could have a big say in this race too with their Manobo entered and possessing bundles of talent.

O'Brien's one time Derby hope High Definition is back on the scene after a second in the Tattersall's Gold Cup at the Curragh.

Hukum (Owen Burrows), Living Legend (Charlie and Mark Johnston) and Palavecino (Brian Meehan) complete the Coronation Cup lineup of six.

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