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    Kimpton Down Oaks team excels in both quantity and quality
Kimpton Down Oaks team excels in both quantity and quality
Kimpton Down Oaks team. Source: offalyexpress.ie

Kimpton Down Oaks team excels in both quantity and quality

Plans for Ralph Beckett's prospective Betfred Oaks competitors are being refined.

Beginning with Forest Fairy's triumph in the Cheshire Oaks early in May, the Kimpton Down Stables trainer has assembled an especially strong team for the Epsom fillies' Classic this term.

Three days later, two additional fillies entered the Oaks Trial at Lingfield, following her was stablemate Seaward in third.

You Got To Me emerged victorious, trailed only by a length and three-quarters by the King and Queen's Treasure in fourth place.

The two race winners are scheduled to race at Epsom, while Seaward and Musidora's third Classical Song could also go to Epsom, Treasure is more likely to move towards Royal Ascot.

“All things being equal, the two trial winners will turn up,” the trainer said. “Seaward has trained well since the Cheshire Oaks, but while Treasure is possible, I’m inclined to head her to the Ribblesdale. Classical Song got a long way back off a strong gallop at York but she’s on course to come here, as long as she trains well in the next week.”

About Of You Got To Me, Beckett added: “You Got To Me will come forward again but we will put some different kit in her mouth. She appears to take her racing well. I know Aidan’s filly came from Brighton in the Lingfield trial and will be tough to beat, but she’d had a run, which we hadn’t.”

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