Epsom Oaks: Banoffee added to fillies' Classic line-up

Investec Derby Festival

  • Venue: Epsom Downs racecourse
  • Date: Friday 31 May & Saturday 1 June
  • Big-race times: Friday - Oaks 1600 BST; Saturday - Coronation Cup 1440, Derby (1600)

Coverage: Big race commentaries on BBC Radio 5 live; reports/results on BBC Sport website

Hughie Morrison's unbeaten filly Banoffee has been supplemented to the field at a cost of £30,000 as 12 horses go forward for the Oaks at Epsom.

Secret Gesture and Moth head entries for Friday's mile-and-a-half Classic on day one of the Derby meeting.

There were three withdrawals at the latest entry stage - Dubaya, Masarah & Planete Bleue.

Banoffee impressed when winning the Cheshire Oaks at Chester under six-time champion jockey Kieren Fallon.

A general 8-1 chance, she joins contenders which include Lingfield winner Secret Gesture, Sir Michael Stoute's winter favourite Liber Nauticus, plus Moth, Say and Snow Queen for Aidan O'Brien.

Michael Bell has kept in his pair The Lark and Madame Defarge, while Talent - a stablemate of Secret Gesture - Miss You Too, Gertrude Versed and Roz complete the line-up at this stage.

The Oaks, Epsom

-11 BANOFFEE (IRE) Hughie Morrison

(5)(3)-(2)(1)2 GERTRUDE VERSED John Gosden

1-1 LIBER NAUTICUS (IRE) Sir Michael Stoute

1-3 MADAME DEFARGE (IRE) Michael Bell

24423-2 MISS YOU TOO David Simcock

53-13 MOTH (IRE) Aidan O'Brien IRE

0(1)12-0 ROZ Harry Dunlop

6-21 SAY (IRE) Aidan O'Brien IRE

21-1 SECRET GESTURE Ralph Beckett

1021-35 SNOW QUEEN (IRE) Aidan O'Brien IRE

3(1)-1 TALENT Ralph Beckett

41-3 THE LARK Michael Bell