Laurens has the pedigree to see off Sea of Class in the Yorkshire Oaks while Angel’s Hideaway has the form to take the Lowther Stakes
Three-year-olds have won 11 of the 18 runnings of the Yorkshire Oaks so far this century and the betting suggests that it will be 12 of 19 after this afternoon’s renewal, when Sea Of Class, the Irish Oaks winner, will set off at around 11-8 to beat Laurens, who took the French equivalent at Chantilly in June.
There is a lot to like about both of the major contenders, though it is no great surprise to find Sea Of Class at the head of the market as she beat the Epsom Oaks winner Forever Together at The Curragh last time out and is also a proven performer at today’s 12-furlong trip.
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By Greg Wood
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