Tremendous Taghrooda set for Yorkshire Oaks


Taghrooda: proved far too good for her rivals in the King George

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RACEGOERS may get the opportunity to cast their eyes on unbeaten super-filly Taghrooda at York later this month with the three-year-old set to make her next racecourse appearance in the Group 1 Darley Yorkshire Oaks at the Ebor meeting on Thursday, August 21.

Trained by John Gosden, Taghrooda is yet to be beaten in four starts with victories this season in the Pretty Polly Stakes and the Oaks, before a pulsating triumph against her elders in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot in July shot her to the head of the market for the Arc, for which she is a general 4-1 shot.

Europe’s most prestigious race remains the end of season target for the Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned filly, who is likely to be retired at the end of the season, but connections are keen to take the Yorkshire Oaks en route.

Richard Hills, assistant racing manager to Sheikh Hamdan, said: “Taghrooda has been great since Ascot and the plan is to head to the Yorkshire Oaks.

“She has only had four career starts so it makes sense to keep her going and this race looks ideal.

“I was very impressed with her performance at Ascot. She has done everything we have asked of her.”


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