If things weren’t already looking good for Donation, the chances of Heather Dimmock’s Lowther winner adding the Oaks to her impressive CV improved even further following the second round draw.
The fastest heat winner, with the fastest sectional, swerved the two orange jackets served up to wide running qualifiers and was then drawn alongside the re-seeded Brynoffa Rosie who was switched to middle from wide after moving to rail in her qualifier.
THEN – her two biggest rivals, as rated by Swindon racing manager Clive Oseman, both drew stinkers.
He said: “Donation was just sensational. She did everything right and obviously looks the one to beat. I thought Droopys Live also looked very impressive but she has four in the next round with early pace on her inside. The same goes for Arthur Noodle who did very well to overcome some early crowding, but also has a poor draw.
Latest betting 11-4 Donation, 4-1 Droopys Live, 8-1 Arthur Noodle, 10-1 Wuheida, Brynoffa Rosie, 12-1 Jumeriah Charm, 16-1 Dodgers Drum, Jet Stream Proof, 20-1 bar