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Star Performer of the Weekend

The build up to the Derby meeting at Epsom was in full swing this weekend following Trials Day at Lingfield on Saturday, plus there was a competitive card over at Ascot for their Victoria Cup meeting.

The question is, who was your Star Performer of the Weekend and why?

In the Oaks Trial, You Got To Me (7/2) made all of the running in the race and streaked clear as they turned for home for trainer Ralph Beckett, but she had to dig deep in the final stages to fend off the challenges from Rubies Are Red and favourite, Danielle.

Off the back of that success, You Got To Me was shortened from 40/1 to 12/1 for the Epsom Oaks.

The Derby Trial was up next, and Ambiente Friend (8/1) took the spoils in some style following his seasonal reappearance at Newmarket last month, eventually being eased down towards the finish to beat the short-priced favourite and Aidan O'Brien-trained, Illinois, by four and a half lengths. 

The James Fanshawe-trained three-year-old colt was shortened from a staggering 100/1 to as short as 8/1 for this year's renewal of the Epsom Derby following that win.

At Ascot, The Wizard Of Eye (7/1) was subject to strong support in the market all morning on Saturday and he stayed on strongly to get up by a head in the Victoria Cup on stable debut for Charlie Fellowes. Another notable performance on the card was Warda Jamila's (11/4) comfortable victory on handicap debut in the Fillies' Handicap late in the day. Oisin Murphy had her prominent throughout before pressing the button and taking a clear lead two lengths out.

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