Aiden O’Brien sends three of his runners to the Epsom Oaks in the form of Be Happy, Savethelastdance and Red Riding Hood. The latter was able to win at the third time of asking after finishing runner-up on her first two starts, despite veering sharply towards the end when 2/7fav at Dundalk in April. Followed that with a third-place finish in the Group Three Blue Wind Stakes at Naas last month before heading here for her first taste of group one company.
She seems to be behind Savethelastdance in the stable pecking order but not totally out of this if handling group one company well. Steps up in trip which may or may not suit, others make more appeal but it would be silly to rule her out.