Ribblesdale Stakes runner-up Ajman Princess has been supplemented for the Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh on Saturday, at a cost of 40,000euros.
The progressive daughter of Teofilo has been installed 6/1 joint second-favourite for Saturday’s mile-and-a-half showpiece, behind the Aidan O’Brien-trained Even Song who dominates the market at best odds 4/9.
Roger Varian’s filly is still a maiden but she was only beaten a length-and-a-half by Even Song at Royal Ascot and her owner, Sheikh Mohammed Obaid, is clearly not shirking a rematch with the Ballydoyle filly.
Trainer, Roger Varian, said on his website: "I am very thankful Sheikh Mohammed Obaid has agreed to supplement Ajman Princess for the Irish Oaks at the weekend. I feel she is a filly who is progressing at a rate of knots and she will certainly not look out of place in Group One company based on her Royal Ascot form."
"I think the galloping nature of the Curragh will suit her and she is versatile in terms of ground. It looks like being just on the easy side at the weekend, which should not prove problematic.
"Obviously we have a length and a half to find with Even Song, and she sets a high form standard, but our filly is getting better all the time and I hope she can be very competitive."