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STUNNING ONE-TWO FOR BECKETT IN INVESTEC OAKS Hampshire trainer Ralph Beckett saddled 20/1 winner Talent plus the 3/1 runner-up Secret Gesture in today’s Investec Oaks. The pair were separated by three and three-quarter lengths, with another three-quarters of a lengtack to third-placed The Lark. The 5/2 favourite Moth finished fourth. Talent became a second British Classic winner for champion jockey Richard Hughes just a few weeks after his initial win at the highest level on Sky Lantern in the QIPCO 1000 Guineas. Beckett, who trains…

Factfiles for the 12 runners in the 2013 Investec Derby


Investec Oaks trivia & Sprinters in ‘Dash’ for Investec cash

In the 234 years of the Investec Oaks the Classic’s most successful jockey has been Frank Buckle, with nine victories between 1797 and 1823. Lester Piggott won it six times, while among jockeys taking part this year the leading tally is held by Kieren Fallon. He now bids for a fifth success, and pins his hopes on Banoffee, trained by Hughie Morrison. Robert Robson holds the record for training the most Investec Oaks winners – he saddled 13 between 1802 and 1825. Among current-day trainers…

Investec Derby Landmarks

∙ The 2013 renewal of the Investec Derby is the 234th running of the Classic. ∙ No woman has ever trained the winner of the Investec Derby and Elaine Burke will become only the seventh woman ever to have a runner in the race following in the footsteps of Marjorie Nightingall (Benroy – 1968), Rosemary Lomax (Milliondollarman – 1977), Nan Birch (Tom Strauss – 1978), Lady Herries (Sherriff’s Star – 1988), Julie Cecil (Ninja Dancer – 1992) and Criquette Head-Maarek (American Post – 2004). American…

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