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Ebor Festival: Perfect Riposte from Lady Cecil
10:49am Wednesday 21st August 2013 in Sport
LADY CECIL will be represented by Wild Coco and Riposte in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks at York tomorrow, a race her late husband Sir Henry Cecil won five times.
Wild Coco has been a rare visitor to the racecourse, but the talented five-year-old makes the most of her chances and she made a successful seasonal debut when winning the Lillie Langtry Stakes at Glorious Goodwood for the second year running.
Riposte gave Lady Cecil an emotional triumph in the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot but was only fifth in the Irish Oaks on her only start since.
Also among a field of eight for the Group 1 over a mile and a half are Irish raiders Venus De Milo from Aidan O’Brien’s stable and Jim Bolger’s Scintillula, who were second and fourth respectively in the fillies’ Classic at the Curragh last month.
Ralph Beckett has declared Investec Oaks runner-up Secret Gesture and taken out the Epsom heroine, Talent.
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