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Foodbroker to join Oaks field

Foodbroker Fancy is to be supplemented for the Vodafone Oaks at Epsom following her win in the Victor Chandler Lupe Stakes at Goodwood on Wednesday, it was revealed today.

There is a supplementary entry stage for the Oaks on June 1st at a cost of stg£20,000 and connections have decided to add the filly to the Classic after her head victory over Mick Channon`s Arhaaf.

'We have talked about it with her owner, Valerie Cracknell, who has taken over for the filly`s owners Food Brokers after the sad death of her husband, Desmond, and decided that we should put her in,' said trainer David Elsworth.

'She is now rated over 100, she is clearly coming to herself and she won most of the supplementary fee when she won yesterday. She will run very well at Epsom and will beat more than beat her. Maybe she will beat all of them.'

The Tote introduced Foodbroker Fancy at 10-1 for the Oaks.

Marani, a winner of Goodwood maiden this afternoon, has been left in the Classic by Manton trainer John Gosden.

'I am certainly not saying she will run, but if she trains well between now and Epsom and you had taken her out you would feel a bit of an idiot.

'She is still very green and might not be worldly wise enough for Epsom. But she needs a mile and a half and is a nice filly.'

Marani is 33-1 for the Oaks with Victor Chandler and 25-1 (from 33s) with the Tote, who have also slashed the Godolphin filly Najah to 12-1 from 25-1.

Her Majesty The Queen`s Flight Of Fancy heads 23 fillies in the stg£325,000 contest on June 8th following the first forfeit stage today.

The daughter of Sadler`s Wells is 11-4 favourite with Ladbrokes to give The Queen her third success in the fillies` Classic following Carrozza in 1957 and Dunfermline in Silver Jubilee Year of 1977.

Flight of Fancy made an eye-catching seasonal debut in the Musidora Stakes at York last week when a strong-finishing fourth to Time Away.

The filly`s trainer Sir Michael Stoute has also left in beaten Sagitta 1000 Guineas favourite Karasta and Gay Heroine.

All the leading fancies stood their ground, including the first three home in the Pretty Polly Stakes at Newmarket - Mot Juste, Tarfshi and Time Away.

Time Away, who went on to win the Musidora, is trained by John Dunlop. The Arundel trainer could also be represented by Silver Grey Lady, runner-up to Double Crossed in a controversial finish to the Arena Racing Oaks Trial.

She finished a neck behind her rival, and was awarded the race after an inquiry but the placings were put back to their original order following an appeal by Double Crossed`s trainer Henry Cecil.

There are four Irish-trained fillies still in the mile-and-a-half contest - three from Aidan O`Brien`s stable, Imagine, Sequoyah and Snowflake plus Kevin Prendergast`s Entente Cordiale.

France, who last took this prize with Andre Fabre`s Intrepidity in 1993, are still doubly-represented with the Carlos Laffon-Parias-trained Nadia and Robert Collet`s Choc Ice. They were first and third in the Group One Prix Saint-Alary at Longchamp last Sunday.

Vodafone Oaks: Candice, Choc Ice, Entente Cordiale, Flight of Fancy, Gay Heroine, Imagine, Inchiri, Karasta, Lipica, Mameha, Marani, Mot Juste, Nadia, Najah, Relish The Thought, Santa Isobel, Sequoyah, Silver Grey Lady, Snowflake, Sunstone, Tarfshi, Tempting Fate, Time Away (23).

Ladbrokes bet: 11-4 Flight Of Fancy, 5-1 Time Away (with a run), 6-1 Relish The Thought, Tarfshi, 8-1 Mot Juste, 12-1 Silver Grey Lady, 14-1 Gay Heroine, Najah, 16 Candice, Santa Isobel, 20-1 Nadia, 25-1 Imagine, 33-1 Bar.