Winner of the Prix Mélisande (Listed-race), in June, then the Prix de Malleret (Gr.II), last month at ParisLongchamp, SQUEEGEE (406-photo) will challenge the British in the Yorkshire Oaks (Gr.I), Thursday, in York.
The protege of Andre Fabre will, however, face strong opposition. The gifted ALPINIST (401)who has not known defeat since April 2021, and won the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (Gr.I) this summer, TUESDAY (407)fourth in the Irish Derby, against the males, at the end of June at the Curragh, and THE LITTLE COCONUT (402), pleasant winner of the Pretty Polly Stakes – Group I, and this for her comeback, at the end of June in Ireland, are indeed serious rivals for the first named. S.D.
Departure from Darley Yorkshire Oaks (Gr.I): 4:35 p.m., Thursday, in York (R-6).