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Creative Flair eyes bold showing in G3 Saratoga Oaks

Racenews

Three-year-old filly Creative Flairinfo-icon looks to transfer some strong European form to North America when she lines up in the G3 Saratoga Oaks over nine and a half furlongs at Saratoga on Sunday, 8 August.

The daughter of Dubawi filled the runner-up spot in a deep renewal of the mile Listed Michael Seely Memorial at York in May, with third home Snow Lantern going on to G1 glory in the Falmouth Stakes.

Creative Flair graduated to Listed success on her next start in June as she made all to score by half a length in the Abingdon Stakes over a mile and a quarter at Newbury.

The Charlie Appleby-trained homebred, who will be ridden by Mike Smith, was caught in the final strides when coming home a close third on her latest outing in the nine-furlong G3 Prix Chloe at Chantilly, France, on Sunday, 18 July.

Charlie Appleby said: “Creative Flair has been a very competitive filly in Europe this year and I think conditions at Saratoga are there to suit her. She was just touched off last time at Chantilly but it was still a very good effort. If she can reproduce that performance, it should make her a live contender.”