Horse Racing: Fancy Blue favourite for Irish Oaks
Our traders have installed Fancy Blue as the 5/2 favourite for the Irish Oaks this Saturday at The Curragh.
Fancy Blue, who gave Donnacha O’Brien his first Classic victory in the Prix de Diane at Chantilly last month is expected to continue her winning form in a strong field.
The competitive renewal sees Cayenne Pepper as the 3/1 second favourite, while Peaceful is priced at 10/3.
John Gosden’s Star Catcher was an impressive winner of the 2019 Irish Oaks, kicking clear of his rivals under a positive ride from Frankie Dettori.
Notable winners of the Irish Oaks include Dahlia (1973), Snow Fairy (2009) and Enable (2017). Could we have another memorable winner in 2020?
Nicola McGeady of Ladbrokes said: “The rivalry between Fancy Blue and Peaceful makes for an interesting contest. It’s their third meeting so far this season and with the score standing at one each, punters will have a tough task on their hands when it comes to taking sides.”
Latest Ladbrokes Betting:
2020 Irish Oaks odds
Fancy Blue – 5/2
Cayenne Pepper – 3/1
Peaceful – 10/3
Ennistymon – 9/2
Lemista – 10/1
Snow – 10/1
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.