Raclette Joins Yorkshire Oaks Cast

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Group 2 winner Raclette (GB) (Frankel {GB}) has been supplemented to the Aug. 18 G1 Yorkshire Oaks, according to trainer Andre Fabre. Named a 'TDN Rising Star' at Deauville last August, the bay won the Listed Prix Melisande at ParisLongchamp two starts back in June, and triumphed in the G2 Prix de Malleret in the colours of the late Prince Khalid Abdullah on July 14.

“She will be supplemented for the Yorkshire Oaks,” said Fabre. “She is beginning to mature now and the step up to 12 furlongs suited her last time out, she really stays well.

“I think she wants good ground–good to firm, fast ground is what she wants. Hopefully it will stay dry in August because sometimes for that meeting it can go soft.

“I don't think she will be a filly for the Arc this year as she is still a little bit weak. Perhaps next year when she is stronger.”

The trainer also had an update on Group 1 winner Mare Australis (Ire) (Australia {GB}), who was unplaced in the G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.

“He had a valid excuse, he became unbalanced on the track and was pushed out of the race and another horse galloped into his heels,” said Fabre. “Saying that, he's been to Saint-Cloud before and disappointed, so he might just not like the course.

“He'll go for an Arc prep and then the Arc, he likes Longchamp so it makes sense to run him there.”

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