MANDOLIN REMAINS THE OAKS FAVOURITE

Ian Fortune

She may have suffered defeat in the second round of the Sporting Press Online Edition Irish Oaks, but Droopys Mandolin remains the favourite for outright honours with layers Boylesports. The brilliant daughter of Laughil Blake is 3/1 to come out on top in the bitch classic with Juvenile Derby runner-up and Limerick Oaks champion Short Grip seen as the main threat.

She too suffered defeat last week but is just 6-1 to land the €25,000 prize. Rathdown Molly made every inch in her two starts to date in the Oaks and the only other runner at single figure odds. The Marie Gilbert trained star is available at 8-1. Droopys Fidget is next in at 10-1, while Droopys Edel is just 12-1 after her standard setting run in the second round. She is joined by the Select Stakes runner-up A Lucky Julie at 12-1, while Epic Chick, Annie On Faya and Deelish Nora are all at 14-1.

Lets Go Bubbles and Lincoln Legacy are next in at 16-1 with Born To Perform, Beretta Reba, Sawdust Storm, Kerogue Lady and Tell On Bella on the 20-1 mark.

Sporting Press Online Edition Irish Oaks

Boylesports bet:

3          Droopys Mandolin

6          Short Grip

8         Rathdown Molly

10       Droopys Fidget

12       Droopys Edel

12       A Lucky Julie

14       Epic Chick

14       Annie On Faya

14       Deelish Nora

16       Lets Go Bubbles

16       Lincoln Legacy

20       Born To Perform

20       Beretta Reba

20       Sawdust Storm

20       Kerogue Lady

20       Tell On Bella

25       Beretta Melba

25       Piccadilly Attic

25       Mustang Sally

33       Ballymac Run

33       Kyanite Kate

40       Fleadh Saraide

50       Highview Treat

50       Chelsea Pat