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Siren's set for Classic tilt


Siren's Song (noseband)

Siren's Song (noseband)

Siren's Song (noseband)

Jessica Harrington is looking forward to testing Siren's Song at the highest level in the Investec Oaks at Epsom on Friday.

The daughter of Azamour impressed when winning a Navan Listed race in April.

"I'm very happy with the filly and the plan after Navan was always to come here. She's only had two runs and is quite inexperienced, but we like her a lot and are looking forward to the race," said Harrington.

"She should handle the track all right. She won at Navan where you run down into a dip and then up again and she's not an overly big filly. I didn't even get her until January as she was only in pre-training last year, but she's done very well and she's been quick to learn.

"I wouldn't be worried about the quick ground. They said it was yielding in Navan but I couldn't see much yielding in it."

Mick Channon feels the Oaks trip will play to the strengths of Zain Al Boldan and the unbeaten Lingfield Oaks Trial winner will joined in the line-up by stable companion Fork Handles.

"I'd be lying if I said I wasn't surprised (by her progress). We always liked her and she won as a two-year-old, when she showed an awful lot of speed. But this year she's been crying out for a trip, she stays well and she tends to act on any sort of ground," said the West Ilsley trainer of Zain Al Boldan.

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"Any sort of contours in the track won't be a problem and she's a tough little filly. I just hope she's got the class to take us that step further. I don't think her temperament will be a problem. She loves her racing and loves her work. She's unbeaten and has done nothing wrong.

"We've also got Fork Handles, which we tend to forget. Obviously Zain Al Boldan is the number one, but she's a good filly in her own right. It's exciting times."

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