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Nic Ladds 28th May 2009 - 10:57

It's Midday so time to get on!

The latest twist in the Investec Oaks tale, is Sir Michael Stoute has pulled out 8-1 fifth favourite Leocorno and is represented chiefly now by Pillipina at odds of 16/1.

Stoute has decided to give Leocorno more time and after her impressive win at Sandown under Frankie Dettori and Frankie will still be available to partner one of the other Stoute fillies, the other being 25/1 chance July Jasmine.

Out of the two, Phillipina is very interesting as this looks like one of her only options until the Ribblesdale and while she will need to improve, there are doubts about many of the field staying and/or handling the notoriously testing Epsom track and Phillipina's liking for Chester suggests she'd have a good chance of handling it well.

Michael Bell's Sariska is still holding on to favouritism at odds of 3/1 and it is hard to see he get overtaken in the market.

Reports have come back with very few negative about her and the likelihood that she will improve from her win the Musidora stands her in good stead for a shot at glory at Newmarket.

The extra distance could well be a plus for this filly and the only negative would seem to be the price but you can be sure this will not bother many punters.

Midday has been the subject of some glowing reports from the gallops as she bids to give Henry Cecil a ninth win the Oaks.

She won the Lingfield Oaks trial impressively from the aforementioned July Jasmine, and 100/1 chances Tottie and Wadaat.

She seems to be improving at just the right time and has every chance of stepping up again in the Oaks and she is one of the few where the track should be no problem - big, big chance at 8/1 in the betting.

One who will have lost a fair few of her supporters is Rainbow View who went off favourite for the 1000 Guineas only to finish fifth having previously won all her starts.

Jimmy Fortune and John Gosden had no real excuse as to what went wrong other than she may have appreciated a little more cut in the ground.

She went off very short for the Guineas and odds of 9/2 could be a great bet if you are willing to give her another chance as while some think she got 'found out' and isn't as classy as was first thought, just one defeat could be overlooked and the 9/2 could be huge come the big day.

Should she run, Again has a great chance having won the Irish 1000 Guineas on her seasonal reappearance.

If she takes her place she shouldn't have any problem staying the 1m4f but David Wachman has made it clear there are doubts about her participation as it may come too quickly for her so watch for news about Again's participation.

Beauty O'Gwaun is another Irish raider who may or may not make the trip. She comes from the in-form John Oxx stable and has won both her starts.

Most recently she was victorious in a Group 3 contest at Naas but this is a big step up in trip and Oxx himself has said that 'Epsom might not be up her street' and she can be backed at odds of 10/1.

1000 Guineas second Cuis Ghaire deserves a mention at 14/1 and while she bombed in the Irish version of the Guineas, a return to form would see her with place prospects at least.

It is worth a check in the market to see how Aidan O'Brien' main hope Perfect Truth gets on, and this filly beat Sir Michael Stoute's Phillipina and is currently 11/1.

As the market continues to take shape many find it difficult to get away from Sariska, and we would subscribe to the theory that the best chances on this occasion lie with the market leaders, with Rainbow View a massive danger if coming back to form and Midday who should handle the ground coming from a trainer who knows how to win this race, and for those fancying a punt, Henry Cecil's filly is the early selection.

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