Derby Festival 2020: Love wins the Oaks, nine lengths clear

The winning jockey Ryan Moore, winning the Investec Oaks for the third time following Snow Fairy (2010) and Minding (2016), said of 2020 winner Love: “I couldn’t have been happier with Love, and I don’t think she could have been any more impressive today.

“You never expect to win an Oaks – I don’t know how far she won by [it was nine lengths], but it felt like a very long way.

“She was exceptional today, and hopefully she has got plenty to look forward to in the future. She would be a threat to anything.

“She wasn’t stopping at all, she actually got down to the rail and picked up again. She was very impressive. She is very good, very very good.”

The Investec Oaks (Group 1)

3.40pm, Epsom Downs, Saturday, 4th July, 2020. 1m 4f 6y. £250,000 Total Prize Fund.

1 (5) Love (IRE) (Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier) Aidan O’Brien IRE 3-9-00 11/10 Fav

2 (4) Ennistymon (IRE) (Evie Stockwell) Aidan O’Brien IRE 3-9-00 Seamie Heffernan 6/1

3 (3) Frankly Darling (Anthony Oppenheimer) John Gosden 3-9-00 Frankie Dettori 7/4

4 (6) Queen Daenerys (IRE) (H.H. SH Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa) Roger Varian 3-9-00 William Buick 25/1

5 (1) Passion (IRE) (Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith) Aidan O’Brien IRE 3-9-00 16/1

6 (2) Bharani Star (GER) (Phoenix Thoroughbred Limited) Peter Chapple-Hyam 3-9-00 Oisin Murphy 50/1

7 (8) Gold Wand (IRE) (Mohamed Khalid Abdulrahim) Roger Varian 3-9-00 Andrea Atzeni 22/1

8 (7) Tiempo Vuela (A E Oppenheimer and Sophie) John Gosden 3-9-00 Martin Harley 100/1

Time: 2m 34.06s (race record for Investec Oaks, previous best 2m 34.13s set by Enable in 2017)

Distances: 9, ¾, 5, hd, 3, 16, 18

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