Morrison looks to Oaks stars

Morrison looks to Oaks stars
Morrison looks to Oaks stars
Sky Sports Racing News

Hughie Morrison is weighing up the options for his two Investec Oaks runners, Shirocco Star and Coquet.

The former covered herself in glory in finishing second when going down by just a neck behind Was at Epsom on Friday, while Coquet finished strongly to take sixth place after being badly hampered at a crucial stage.

The Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot is a possibility for both fillies, with Shirocco Star also having the Darley Irish Oaks as an alternative while a trip to France is possible for Coquet.

“They’ve been ridden the last couple of mornings and seem fine,” the in-form East Ilsley trainer told At The Races.

Absolutely Bouncing

Shirocco Star is absolutely bouncing, maybe Coquet had a harder race, I don’t know.

“We’ll find out more in the next few days but they both seem fine.

“They are both in the Ribblesdale and Shirocco Star is in the Irish Oaks, so we might wait for that for her. There is a possibility we could go for the Ribblesdale with her.

“Coquet might go for the Ribblesdale, but we might wait for a race in France later in the week.

“Coquet had the worst run of any horse in the Oaks because she was physically stopped at the critical point. They went no pace until three out and then quickened.

“I think the first four had the run of the race. Coquet may have run into a place if she had not been stopped.”

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