Look Here wins the Oaks at the Epsom Derby meeting

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  • Look Here streaked away to win the 2008 Juddmonte Oaks, giving trainer Ralph Beckett and jockey Seb Sanders a first Classic win.

    The bay daughter of Hernando, bred by her owner, Jockey Club Senior Steward Julian Richmond-Watson, beat the Aidan O’Brien-trained Moonstone and John Oxx’s Katiyra to sail home by nearly four lengths.

    It was only the filly’s third-ever run; she won her maiden at Salisbury last October, then finished a staying-on second to Miracle Seeker (11th today) in the Lingfield Oaks Trial last month.

    The victory was also a first Group One for 36-year-old Ralph Beckett, who trains at Whitsbury in Hampshire.

    “Epsom has been my favourite course ever since I left school, and to win a big race here is wonderful. It was always my dream to win the Derby, but the Oaks is a very good second!” said Julian Richmond-Watson.

    Soldier Of Fortune won a first-class renewal of the Coronation Cup under Johnny Murtagh, holding off a late charge from Youmzain and Richard Hughes.

    Don’t miss H&H’s full report on all the action from Epsom in next Thursday’s Horse & Hound (12 June, ’08)

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