2 Jun 2017

Investec Oaks (Group 1)

Conditions are speeding up all the time at Epsom, by this afternoon they are expecting good, good to firm in places and I suspect hoping Rhododendron won't stay will prove to be clutching at straws.

As a bit of insurance Ballydoyle have the inevitable pacemaker in for good measure and they will by hoping to dictate steady early fractions.

Rhododendron is certainly the most likely winner. Aiden O'Brien has a great record in this race and some excellent fillies to choose from, he's unlikely to have picked the wrong one. But her price is prohibitive and an each way bet looks the way to play the market.

ENABLE was mightily impressive at Chester. For a staying filly she showed an unusual touch of extra class and brilliance and Frankie was impressed. She looks a serious filly in the making who will love the trip and conditions, and we know handles a bend.

There's a good chance she can get first run on Rhododendron in this and looks very difficult to keep out of the frame at the very least and at 7/1 that's good enough. She looks a particularly nice bet if you have a B365 account where they are also offering 1/4 odds the place.

Good luck,

Enable, 1pt EW 7/1, 3x1/5 or better

Herbie is one of the resident pro-gamblers in ENIGMA


** Feedback: Enable won impressively - Ballydoyle pacemaker lost the plot and Rhododendron ended up in a dour test of stamina, outstayed by a superb filly. Friday Bonus landed **

John Gosden's Enable looks the filly to give Rhododendron most to think about in the Oaks

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