Timeform Daily: Yorkshire Oaks, Thursday, York 15:40

William Buick is back on The Fugue.

Timeform offer a runner-by-runner guide to the Yorkshire Oaks, the feature race on the second day of the Ebor meeting...

Three-year-olds have often held the upper hand in this and The Fugue can enhance that record after her impressive display at Glorious Goodwood earlier this month...

Bible Belt quickly made up into a smart filly last year, winning first 3 starts, and better for return when third in Group 3 at Leopardstown 2 weeks ago. More required back up in grade, though.

Shareta is one of the leading middle-distance fillies in France, runner-up in last year's Arc and placed all 3 starts this term, including when second of 4 to Meandre in Group 1 at Saint-Cloud last time.

Wild Coco is unexposed after just 6 career starts, and made a successful return from an absence of nearly a year when winning the Lillie Langtry Stakes at Goodwood. A concern that this may come too soon.

Coquet quickly progressed to a useful level last term and has continued improvement in 2 runs this year, defying penalty at Goodwood before an unluckly in-running sixth in the Oaks. Not dismissed.

Shirocco Star has improved massively this year, finishing an excellent neck second to Was in Oaks before creditable placed efforts in Ribblesdale and Irish Oaks. Sure to give her running again

The Fugue is a smart filly who built on Guineas fourth when landing Musidora here 10 days later. Unlucky when third in Oaks and most impressive when winning Nassau at Goodwood recently. The one to beat.

Was showed marked improvement when landing the Oaks at Epsom, proving a neck too strong for Shirocco Star. Ground/trip against her in Irish Oaks/Nassau next 2 starts and big run can be expected from her now.

Timeform 1-2-3:
1. The Fugue
2. Shareta
3. Was

Timeform View: Three-year-olds have often held the upper hand in this and The Fugue can enhance that record after her impressive display at Glorious Goodwood earlier this month. Was can be expected to make more of a race of it this time, while French raider Shareta looks the pick of the older brigade.

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