Saffron Beach runs in the Cazoo Oaks in Epsom

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1,000 Guineas runner-up Saffron Beach will step to a mile and a half in the Cazoo Oaks in Epsom next week

  • Filly Saffron Beach will run in the Cazoo Oaks for a week at Epsom Races on Friday
  • Had a one mile option in the Irish 1,000 Guineas or Ascot’s Coronation Stakes
  • But Saffron Beach, trained by Jane Chapple-Hyam, will be traveling next week

Saffron Beach, second in 1,000 Guineas, will run for a week at the Cazoo Oaks in Epsom on Friday.

The filly, trained by Jane Chapple-Hyam, had the option of staying a mile in last Sunday’s Irish 1000 Guineas or waiting for the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot. But she’ll step into the Oaks for a mile and a half.

Saffron Beach is ridden by Adam Kirby, who teamed up with the filly on Monday during training at Epsom.

Saffron Beach (L), second in 1,000 Guineas, will run next week at Cazoo Oaks in Epsom

Saffron Beach (L), second in 1,000 Guineas, will run next week at Cazoo Oaks in Epsom

Chapple-Hyam said, “I think she’ll get the trip, just like Adam. Her training rider thinks she will get it and so do her owners. We are all in this together. ‘

Kirby also gave his Derby horse – Ed Dunlop’s John Leeper – a spin around Epsom.

Apprentice Saffie Osborne rode away her 7lb claim when she was successful at Good Earth in Brighton and then completed a double on Big Little Lie. Osborne, who broke an arm, broke ribs and punctured a lung in a bad fall in Windsor last season, has already ridden 12 winners this year.

Top Notch, who won 16 of its 33 races, has passed away at the age of 10. Simon Munir and Isaac Souede’s gelding and trained by Nicky Henderson, won the Scilly Isles Novices’ Chase in Sandown in 2017.

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