Was streaks home in Oaks
18:13, 01 Jun 2012
Aidan O'Brien's Was claimed victory in the Investec Oaks at Epsom in the hands of Seamie Heffernan.
The 20-1 chance was ridden positively in the early stages of the mile-and-a-half contest, just tracking the early pace set by Nayarra, with stablemate Twirl also well to the fore.
Leading fancy Vow ranged up to make a race of it at the top of the home straight, but Was quickened best of all against the far rail to take top honours by a neck.
Shirocco Star ran a stormer to finish second, with 11-4 favourite The Fugue coming from a long way back to claim third and Vow fourth.