Our trend selections for Oaks Day – 5/6/15

RACE ONE – PRINCESS ELIZABETH STAKES (1m114yrds)
*top 3 finish last time out
*rated 100+
*at least 5 career starts to date
*won a listed or Grp 3 race
*has won over the mile previously
*4yr or 5yr old

None of the runners tick all the boxes but two that do and we feel worth selecting are - 4. DON'T BE & 9. VICTORIA REGINA both of whom ticked 5 of 6 boxes.

RACE TWO – INESTIC INVESTMENT HANDICAP (1m2f18yrds)
*has won at 1m2f
*has won class 2+
*4 to 6 yrs old
*top 8 finish last time out
*has had at least 8 career starts to date

Qualifying selections – 2. Fire Fighting, 4. Master Of Finance, 7. Sennockian Star, and 10. Burano. All four horses ticked all the boxes but we've decided to go with the following two horses as they have won at Epsom previously. Therefore our trend selections are – 2. FIRE FIGHTING & 7. SENNOCKIAN STAR

RACE THREE – DIOMED STAKES (1m114yrds)
*4 to 8yr old
*won over the mile
*top 4 finish last time out
*rated 102+
*has had at least 12 career starts to date

Our trend selection – 7. TULLIUS is the only runner that ticks all boxes

RACE FOUR – INVESTEC MILE HANDICAP (1m114yrds)
*at least 10 career starts to date
*has won over 7f+
*won class 4 or higher
*4 to 6yr old
*Irish or GB bred

Qualifying selections – 4. Saucy Minx, 5. Regulation, 6. Sound Advice, 7. Zugzwang, 8. Merry Me, 9. Mujazif, 10. Lesha, 11. Imshivalla, and 12. Gratzie. All 9 qualifying selections tick all the boxes. In the end we have decided to make the following two our trend selections as both horses are course and distance winners - 11. IMSHIVALLA & 12. GRATZIE.

RACE FIVE – THE OAKS (1m4f10yrds)
*has run within the last 2 months
*has won over the mile up to 1m3f
*has won as a 2yr old
*has only had between 2 to 7 career starts to date
*top 3 finish last time out

Qualifying selections – 3. Crystal Zvezda, 7. Lady Of Dubai, 8. Legatissimo, 10. Star Of Seville, and 11. Together Forever. Five fillies tick all the boxes. In the end we have decided to go with some value by making the following two fillies our trend selections – 10. STAR OF SEVILLE & 11. TOGETHER FOREVER.

RACE SIX – SURREY STAKES (7f)
*6 to 9 career starts to date
*rated 99+
*won a race as a 2yr old
*top 4 finish or beaten last time out in a Grp1 race
*has won at least once between 6f-1m

Qualifying selections – 7. Mugtabhaa and 8. Secret Brief. Since they are the only two runners that tick all the boxes we're going to make them both our trend selections for the race.

RACE SEVEN – INVESTEC BANK SPECIALIST HANDICAP (7f)
*weighted between 8-07 to 9-05
*top 3 finish last time out
*won a race between the distances of 6f - 1m
*has had at least one run in the current season
*has had between 3 to 9 career starts to date

Qualifying selections – 7. Goring and 9. Al Bandar. Since they are the only two runners that tick all the boxes we're making them both our trend selections.

FINAL TREND SELECTIONS FOR OAKS DAY – 5/6/15

RACE 1 – 4. DON'T BE & 9. VICTORIA REGINA
RACE 2 – 2. FIRE FIGHTING & 7. SENNOCKIAN STAR
RACE 3 – 7. TULLIUS
RACE 4 – 11. IMSHIVALLA & 12. GRATZIE
RACE 5 – 10. STAR OF SEVILLE & 11. TOGETHER FOREVER
RACE 6 – 7. MUGTABHAA & 8. SECRET BRIEF
RACE 7 – 7. GORING & 9. AL BANDAR

Derby Day selections will be posted tomorrow.