Terrific to take Oaks test

Terrific is Aidan O’Brien’s only representative as the Ballydoyle handler bids for a fourth victory in the last seven runnings of the Weatherbys Private Banking Cheshire Oaks at Chester tomorrow.

O’Brien has saddled Sail (2008), Perfect Truth (2009) and Wonder Of Wonders (2011) to take the Listed prize in recent years and this season’s contender also has sound claims having finished a creditable third behind stablemate Dazzling on her three-year-old debut in the Salsabil Stakes at Navan last month.

The home team is headed by the Roger Varian-trained Anipa, a winner at Wolverhampton and Windsor already this year, while John Gosden saddles impressive Newbury maiden winner Bright Approach.

Ed Walker’s Full Moon Fever made a good impression when winning at Wolverhampton last month and takes to the turf for the first time and Roger Charlton runs Lady Tyne, last seen bolting up at Newbury in late October.

Sir Michael Stoute’s Psychometry and Marcus Tregoning’s Secret Pursuit were victorious on their most recent appearances.

Charlie Hills-trained maiden Brown Diamond and Peter Chapple-Hyam’s Groovejet complete the nine-runner field.

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