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Published: 15:33 | 12/7/16

19 left in Oaks field


Ajman Princess has been supplemented for Saturday's Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh.

Roger Varian has entered the Sheikh Mohammed Obaid-owned filly at a cost of €40,000 following an impressive run in the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot.

"I am very thankful Sheikh Mohammed Obaid has agreed to supplement Ajman Princess for the Irish Oaks at the weekend," Varian told his official website.

"I feel she is a filly who is progressing at a rate of knots and she will certainly not look out of place in Group One company based on her Royal Ascot form.

"I think the galloping nature of the Curragh will suit her and she is versatile in terms of ground. It looks like being just on the easy side at the weekend, which should not prove problematic.

"Obviously we have a length and a half to find with Even Song, and she sets a high form standard, but our filly is getting better all the time and I hope she can be very competitive."

Meanwhile, Hugo Plamer has also added Architecture to the field at Tuesday's final entry stage.

The filly disappointed in the Ribblesdale on the back of a second placed finish in the Oaks and connections will be hoping she can rediscover the form she produced at Epsom.

Palmer has also left in We Are Ninety, while Mick Channon's Harlequeen and the John Gosden-trained Sovereign Parade could also make the trip to the Curragh.

Aidan O'Brien is responsible for eight of the 19 possibles with Royal Ascot heroine Even Song heading the entries from Ballydoyle.

Best In The World, Ballydoyle, Earring, Kind Of Magic, Pretty Perfect, Seventh Heaven and Somehow could also take their chance O'Brien.

Joseph O'Brien has left in Way To My Heart with Hum Bolger responsible for An Cailin Orga, Glamorous Approach, Siamsaiocht and Turret Rocks. John Oxx's Red Stars completes the entries at the five-day stage.


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