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Can Mensoora catch Ihtmal in the UAE Oaks?

Mensoora (SAF)
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Only two runners from the UAE 1000 Guineas are missing from the UAE Oaks field, all nine reoppose with Ihtimal the winner in the Guineas the hot favourite for the Oaks.

Mike De Kock runs his three fillies including Mensoora who chased Ihtimal home beaten three and a half lengths, can she get nearer this time or beat Ihtimal? The statistics are suggest that Ihtimal could improve more and win this race with a lot more authority.

However we have seen L`Amour De Ma Vie turn the tables on Certify in the Balanchine, so could this happen here in the UAE Oaks.

Ihtimal has won three times and at this level she should win again, she was third to Chriselliam in the Group I Shadwell Fillies Mile and that has turned out to be monstrous form. So it could be that the finishing order for the first three or four could be the same as the UAE 1000 Guineas.