Star Catcher Set To Be Supplmeneted For The Irish Oaks

John Gosden's up and coming filly Star Catcher is set to be supplemented for Saturday's Irish Oaks in a bid to claim the €400,000 on offer.

The daughter of Sea The Stars only started her racing career back in December 2018 where she was a disappointing sixth out of 12 runners on the all weather at Chelmsford.

She was then saved for the start of this season where it was very apparent that she had to be turned to turf and on her first run of the season and as a three year old, she got off the mark in nice style at Newbury showing plenty of potential and scope to improve.

From there she went up into Listed company where her jockey Frankie Dettori admitted he got it all wrong with the way he raced her but knew from that run she had to be bumped up in trip.

Gosden agreed with this decision and the next target became the Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot and under a superb ride this time around by the Italian she went on to secure her first Group success and it will go down in the history books of being one of Dettori's four winners on that Thursday of the royal meeting.

Star Catcher will be looking to land the Irish classic contest for the third time for her trainer after Great Heavens took the spils back in 2012 and the superstar Enable won it two years ago with her owner and breeder Anthony Oppenheimer ready to pay the €40,000 euros to see her be involved in the contest.

Oppenheimer said: “Mr Gosden was thinking of running her and unfortunately if you’re not already entered, you have to supplement.

“It’s a mile-and-a-half race for three-year-old fillies only. This is the last three-year-old only race she can run in.“She was impressive on the day (at Royal Ascot) and she’s going well.”