Diamondsandrubies can shine brightest again

Diamondsandrubies can shine brightest again

Diamondsandrubies

Diamondsandrubies

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Betting Tip: Diamondsandrubies @ 7/2 with bet365

Last year’s Nassau was quite possibly the worst Group 1 ever run, but that can said of this strong renewal. The nine-runner field is headed by 1000 Guineas heroine Legatissimo, who followed her decisive Newmarket Classic success with close seconds in the Epsom Oaks and the Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh last time out, when going down a short head the more positively ridden and reopposing Diamondsandrubies.

The latter filly did well to finish fourth in the Oaks having met with interference and was a wide-margin winner of the Cheshire equivalent before that. She may have enjoyed the run of the race at the Curragh last time and Legatissimo, who was squeezed for room three out, could get her revenge here. However, she’s 7/4 favourite to do that, whereas DIAMONDSANDRUBIES can be backed at 4/1 (Paddy Power). I’m not sure there is a great deal between them – nothing on the ratings in fact – and Pretty Polly winners have fared well in this race, with three of the last seven winners to have run in the last 12 years completing the double, with two others finishing second. For the record, no winner of the Oaks has ever won this.

Of the rest, John Gosden’s French Oaks winner Star Of Seville is preferred over stablemates Bright Approach and Jazzi Top, while Lady Of Dubai, third at Epsom, returns to the scene of her course and distance success in May. Both have a little to find with the front pair, though.

Betting Tip: Diamondsandrubies @ 7/2 with bet365

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