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Beckett's Epsom plan is loaded with Talent

Ralph Beckett's Investec Oaks plan is half-complete with Sunday's Pretty Polly Stakes winner Talent (pictured) now set for Epsom.

Look Here gave Beckett his first British Classic in 2008 and Talent looked promising as she overhauled Lady Nouf at Newmarket.

Another of Beckett's fillies, Secret Gesture, was narrowly beaten on her debut at Leicester by Lady Nouf and the subsequent Newbury maiden winner will reappear in this weekend's Lingfield Oaks Trial.

"I thought she was much too keen early and the second got a soft lead so it was a good performance to win in spite of all that," Beckett said of Talent. "She is a filly that doesn't need much work.

"She'll handle another quarter of a mile without any problem, and I think that she has to run at Epsom now.

"She won't have another run before then.

"The plan is for Secret Gesture to run at Lingfield on Saturday. The two are actually not too dissimilar and neither are big or particularly robust. Talent was a bit more precocious whereas Secret Gesture needed a bit more time to develop."

Look Here was beaten in the same Lingfield race before causing a 33/1 Oaks turn-up.


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