Epsom, preparing to welcome The Queen next month as owner of Derby favourite Carlton House, will also play host to a king of pop after Benny Andersson’s Beatrice Aurore earned her place in the Oaks line-up.
Andersson is best known as one quarter of Abba, but the Swede is also an enthusiastic owner and breeder.
His John Dunlop-trained filly is now as short as 14-1 for the Oaks on June 3 after overcoming trouble in running to land the Height of Fashion Stakes under Ted Durcan at Goodwood.
Dunlop, who revealed that his Elusive Pimpernel is likely to take on Workforce in the Brigadier Gerard at Sandown a week today, said: ‘She’s a nice filly who should stay a mile and a half well. She might not be good enough to beat a top one like the Guineas winner (Blue Bunting) but it might be worth having a go in the Oaks.’
Masked Marvel is 25-1 for the Derby after his win yesterday.