The Fugue has been cut to 5/1 (from 10/1) by Betfred for the Investec Oaks after an impressive victory in the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes at York on Wednesday afternoon.
John Gosden’s filly quickened in the style of a very good horse after coming alongside the gambled-on favourite Twirl and pulled away from her rival to record a four-and-a-half length victory.
“The Fugue’s victory in the Musidora has breathed life into the Oaks market and the Epsom classic has a seriously classy look to it as we get closer to June,” said Betfred
spokesman George Primarolo.
David Stevens explained to Racingbase:"Aidan O'Brien's stranglehold on the Investec Oaks has been broken by The Fugue after an impressive trial success, and John Gosden's charge will be hard to displace from the head of the betting after that victory."
The Fugue is now joint-third favourite for the Oaks alongside Lingfield Oaks Trial winner Vow. Kissed heads the market at 7/2 with stablemate Maybe just behind at 4/1. Twirl is out to 33/1 (from 16/1) after finishing second this afternoon.
Looking ahead to racing on the Knavesmire tomorrow, Bonfire heads the market for the Betfred Dante with the sponsors at 5/2. Aidan O’Brien’s Ernest Hemingway is the 7/2 joint-second favourite alongside Godolphin’s Mandaean whilst Etkihaam is a 5/1 shot.