Darley Yorkshire Oaks
Group 1, York 15:35
£350,000 added,
3yo plus,
1m 3f 188y, Class 1   
Thursday 23rd August 2018

Laurens delivered a first Classic victory for Karl Burke when winning the Prix de Diane, holding off Musis Amica by a neck in a thrilling finish.

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Burke was giving serious consideration to a trip to the Curragh for the Irish Oaks immediately after the race, but has now indicated Laurens is likely to stay closer to home.

Burke told At The Races: “The obvious next step is to to step her up in trip.

“I’m pretty sure we’ll go for the Yorkshire Oaks now, I’ll give her a two or three week break and miss the Irish Oaks.

“That seems to make sense as then we’ve got an autumn campaign. If we go to the Irish Oaks she won’t have chance to get a proper break.

The Nassau (at Goodwood) has never been on the agenda. She’s had three Group Ones in six weeks, she’s travelled down by road to France twice and I think we’re all pretty keen to give her a break.

“If we don’t freshen her up now, we could pay for that in the autumn.

“To get that first Classic, it hasn’t really sunk in yet and it probably won’t until we sit down in a week and digest it.”

Darley Yorkshire Oaks 2017 (Fillies' Group 1)
(British Champions Series)
£350,000 added, 3yo plus, 1m 3f 188y, Class 1
6 ran
Going: Good to Soft, Good in places

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (1) Enable 1/4f L Dettori
J H M Gosden 3
2nd (6) 5 Coronet 16/1 O Peslier
J H M Gosden 3
3rd (2) ¾ Queen's Trust 12/1 Jim Crowley
Sir Michael Stoute 4
4th (4) hd Nezwaah 7/1 Andrea Atzeni
R Varian 4
5th (5) 9 Alluringly (USA) 16/1 R L Moore
A P O'Brien 3
6th (3) 13 Abingdon (USA) 33/1 R Kingscote
Sir Michael Stoute 4