Love Diverted To Yorkshire Oaks And Will Miss Irish Classic On Saturday


Aidan O'Brien's dual Classic winner Love will not contest the Irish Oaks this weekend and will instead head back over to England for a crack at the Yorkshire Oaks with potential for a clash with the queen of flat racing Enable.

She started her campaign this term at Newmarket in the 1000 Guineas and having been overlooked in the market, bolted up to take the contest with ease.

She then stepped up in trip for the Epsom Oaks and although going off favourite it was unknown whether she will stay the trip but who were we to underestimate the great Aidan O'Brien.

She went on to dispatch a superb field of fillies to land her second Classic contest of the season, this time by nine lengths still going away at the line.

It was one of the performances of the season and after that has been given quotes as short as 7/2 for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, but first she will have to go well at York.

He said: “Love doesn't run this weekend. She is perfect. What we are thinking at the moment is that she is probably going to go straight to York for the Yorkshire Oaks, and then on to the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe after that.”

O'Brien has shared who will be his runners this weekend in the Classic contest with second to Love at Epsom, Ennistymon will look to go one better along with others from the yard.

O’Brien added: “We are going to run Ennistymon, and Passion, who also ran at Epsom. We're also planning on running Laburnum, who was just beaten in an Oaks trial at Naas, as well as Snow, who won the Oaks trial at Cork.”