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Continuing a banner year for The Aga Khan, Ezeliya (Fr) (Dubawi {Ire}–Eziyra {Ire}, by Teofilo {Ire}) led home a one-two for her sire in Friday’s G1 Betfred Oaks. Booking her ticket to Epsom with a win in the 10-furlong G3 Salsabil S. at Navan last month, the Dermot Weld-trained relative of the G1 Gold Cup-winning half-siblings Enzeli (Ire) (Kahyasi {Ire}) and Estimate (Ire) (Monsun {Ger}) was always travelling with menace held up by Chris Hayes. Rolling by Godolphin’s Dance Sequence (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) with 1 1/2 furlongs remaining, the 13-2 second favourite stayed on powerfully to beat that rival by three lengths, with the 50-1 shot War Chimes (Fr) (Summer Front) 1 1/2 lengths behind in third. The 11-8 favourite Ylang Ylang (GB) (Frankel {GB}) was sixth.

“She’s a very professional, strong-travelling filly, gorgeous–she’s a queen,” Hayes said, while Weld added after welcoming a 25th English and Irish Classic winner, “She’s a stayer with speed and I was never worried about the distance–she’s a beautiful filly to train. She’s not a big filly, but has a lot of quality and these races are all special.”

 

The daughter of Dubawi does it – EZELIYA forges ahead to win the G1 @Betfred Oaks for @AgaKhanStuds at @EpsomRacecourse! pic.twitter.com/cExr2A5vBc

— TDN (@theTDN) May 31, 2024

The post Ezeliya Leads Home Dubawi One Two In The Oaks appeared first on TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video | Thoroughbred Breeding and Auctions.

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