John Gosden believes Emily Upjohn will benefit greatly from a spin around Epsom after the Oaks favourite geared up her for her Classic date with a racecourse gallop on Monday.
(This article was originally published on 23.05.2022)
The Surrey track hosted its Cazoo Derby Gallops Morning and Gosden, along with son and joint trainer Thady, were at the course to watch Emily Upjohn gallop under Frankie Dettori, with Rab Havlin on an unnamed lead horse.
Her workout pleased Gosden and was the latest step on the route to the Oaks on 3rd June where she is 10/11 for the win. You can follow the action via our Sports Live Streaming service.
The daughter of Sea The Stars is unbeaten in three starts, most recently impressing when running out a dominant winner of the Musidora Stakes at York.
John Gosden, who drew comparisons at Epsom with his brilliant 2014 Oaks and King George winner Taghrooda, said: "She's had three races in her life and Frankie thought it would be nice to come here and have a look and feel of the track, which is all you're doing.
"We've done it before and she behaved great and moved very well. She got her leads right coming down the hill and quickened up nicely.
"I think mentally she'll benefit a lot from coming here. I think she rather enjoyed her morning out. We left before the rush hour and we'll get her back after the rush hour.
"She'd be happy on good ground, but I hope we don't get torrential rain. That would be unfortunate, but good, good to soft would be fine, and she'd handle it rattling quick."