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Who wins the Investec Oaks? The expert analysis

Epsom Oaks

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Immortality awaits in the Investec Oaks.

Horse racing journalists David Carr, Marcus Townend and Nick Robson reveal their fancies for the Epsom Classic on Saturday:


“Love was very impressive winning the 1000 Guineas and is a strong contender. But I was very impressed by FRANKLY DARLING when she won the Ribblesdale at Royal Ascot.

“She really stayed well there and she’s got her John Gosden-trained stablemate Tiempo Vuela in the field to help her along.”


“Love will be well suited by this longer trip and her trainer Aidan O’Brien has won the Oaks seven times.

“But FRANKLY DARLING has looked just as good, winning at Newcastle and then bounding up at Royal Ascot.

“She could be really something special.”


“There’s just enough runners to make an each-way play – and that’s GOLD WAND.

“She was second to a nice prospect who hasn’t been seen yet this year on what was her first start of her career.

“She’s also had one run this season – winning a decent-looking Newbury maiden – and might just sneak into the frame.”