Shareta pips The Fugue to Yorkshire Oaks

Christophe Lemaire rode Shareta to victory at the Yorkshire Oaks at the Ebor Festival, edging out The Fugue by a neck.

Shareta pips The Fugue to Yorkshire Oaks

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Shareta (green cap) ridden by Christophe Lemaire comes home to win the Darley Yorkshire Oaks from second placed The Fugue (pink) ridden by William Buick (PA Sport)

The Fugue looked to have made a decisive move as the finishing line approached, but the French horse and her rider had timed it better still, showing her speed on the long straight.

"In France the straight is often too short, and she does not have time to show what she can do. But today she was able to continue on," Lemaire said.

Oaks winner Was took an early lead but the 11-2 shot faded and had to settle for third.

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