Turf Talk: Riposte answers all the questions for the Oaks

IT’S all about the Irish Oaks for me on Saturday and I need look no further than the late Sir Henry Cecil’s Riposte, winner of this year’s Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot.

This grand-daughter of the great Rainbow Quest has shown rapid improvement this year and her victory at racing’s royal showpiece proved she is a classy three year old filly. Hopefully the Curragh will be well watered as I wouldn’t want the ground to be too fast.

On the same card it would be nice to see Stubbs turn up for the Group Three Anglesey Stakes as he’s a horse I have a lot of time for.

Over at Newbury I would like to see Richard Hannon’s Anticipated take the Weatherby Super sprint, a race he’s won with others who have shared a similar profile.


Saturday July 20

Curragh (Irish Oaks) Riposte

Curragh (Anglesey Stakes) Stubbs

Newbury (Weatherby Super Sprint) Anticipated