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2020 Irish Oaks Odds – Fancy Blue heads the market after Love's withdrawal

  • William Hill have had to reshuffle their market for the Irish Oaks
  • Epsom queen Love was the 1/2 favourite until Aidan O'Brien withdrew her from the running
  • Fancy Blue is the new market leader
  • Cayenne Pepper and Ennistymon could line up in opposition
  • The Classic will be run at the Curragh on Saturday 18th July
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A view of the runners at the Curragh. (Getty)
Jon Vine 14 Jul 2020
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We bring you the latest Irish Oaks odds, with Love's defection opening up the betting at the Curragh on Saturday 18th July.

Excitement is building towards Irish Oaks day, which will take place at the Curragh this coming Saturday. While there are three other pattern races on the card, the main event of the evening will undoubtedly be the Irish Oaks, due off at 7:15pm.

2020 Irish Oaks Odds

Fancy Blue7/4
Cayenne Pepper3/1
Even So12/1
Laburnum 14/1
New York Girl16/1

*Odds taken from William Hill on 10/7/20*

2020 Irish Oaks Runners

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This year's Irish Oaks was looking like a foregone conclusion when Love sat atop the betting. However, Aidan O'Brien blew the race apart when he revealed today that his Epsom Oaks winner would not be making the trip to the Curragh this weekend, with the Yorkshire Oaks next on her agenda.

Replacing Love at the head of the betting is Fancy Blue, despite the fact that Donnacha O'Brien had said his Prix de Diane winner would be heading to Glorious Goodwood for the Nassau Stakes next.

Ballydoyle's squad will be lead by Ennistymon, who stayed on well to finish a distant second to Love in the Epsom Oaks. Passion could join Ennistymon in the field again. Aidan O’Brien has also handed entries to LaburnumSnow and Prose.

Cayenne Pepper looks to real challenger, after running on well for second behind the imperious Magical in the Pretty Polly Stakes. Jessica Harrington’s charge should be suited by this step up in trip and only finished a length behind Love when they met in the Fillies’ Mile last season.

Joseph O’Brien has New York Girl entered, and she will be much more comfortable in with her own sex than she was in the Irish Derby. Ger Lyons could fire three arrows at the Irish Oaks too, with Even So, Lemista and Yaxeni featuring in the current ante-post betting.

Irish Oaks FAQs

When is the Irish Oaks?

In 2020, the Irish Oaks will be run at 7:15pm on Saturday 18th July.

Where is the Irish Oaks run?

The Irish Oaks is always run at the Curragh racecourse, County Kildare.

Who won the Irish Oaks?

Star Catcher followed up victory in the Ribblesdale with a superb win under Frankie Dettori in the 2019 Irish Oaks.

Who's the favouite for the 2020 Irish Oaks?

Fancy Blue is your current ante-post favourite. Ennistymon and Cayenne Pepper also sit prominently in the betting.


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