Ian Fortune

The second-round draw of the Sporting Press Online Edition Irish Oaks was made on Monday evening after a couple of delays but it was worth the wait. Heat after heat there are clashes to savour.

Of course, Droopys Mandolin was a sensational opening round winner, setting the pace with a brilliant 28.12 return but she has been handed a tough draw as a reward for her efforts.

Drawn in trap four in the penultimate heat, she is flanked by flying starters and will need to be at her electric best in the opening yards. Recent Limerick Oaks winner Short Grip suffered defeat in the opening round but has a kind draw in Heat 5. With one of her trade-mark fast starts, she could get first run on the likes of Sober Sparkle, Annie On Faya and A Lucky Julie.

The full draw can be found below.


Sporting Press Online Edition Irish Oaks


Second round draw


Heat 1

1 Droopys Edel

2 Ballymac Wendy

3 Priceless On Ice

4 Threesixfive

5 Sawdust Storm

6 Epic Chick (w)


Heat 2

1 Make Me Queen

2 Headinthewindow

3 Velvet Duchess

4 Beretta Melba

5 Tell On Bella

6 Kerogue Lady (w)


Heat 3

1 Deelish Nora

2 Highview Treat

3 Newport Pier

4 Speed Model

5 Fleadh Saraide

6 Dubious Deluxe (w)


Heat 4

1 Lincoln Legacy

2 Scooby Countess

3 Ballymac Run

4 Blacknose Erin

5 Arent We All (m)

6 Lets Go Bubbles (w)


Heat 5

1 Beepers Mary

2 Ballymac Pete

3 Annie On Faya

4 Sober Sparkle

5 Short Grip (m)

6 A Lucky Julie (w)


Heat 6

1 Droopys Fidget

2 Rathdown Molly

3 Born To Perform

4 Poets Dawn

5 Fleadh Rileigh (m)

6 Droopys Kamari (m)


Heat 7

1 Saleen Pearl

2 Piccadilly Attic

3 Olwinn Me

4 Droopys Mandolin

5 Mustang Sally (m)

6 Ravenswood Elsie (m)


Heat 8

1 Beretta Reba

2 Russmur Stacey

3 Chelsea Pat

4 Droopys Avatar

5 Kyanite Kate (m)

6 Sunshine Zoe (m)