Mick Channon’s filly had previously scrambled home in a ten-furlong handicap at Folkestone but showed plenty of improvement for a further step up in trip to score by a comfortable six lengths.
“On the face of it, Zain Al Boldan may not have beaten much at Lingfield but is so progressive that it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that she can make the frame in the Oaks in a couple of weeks time,” said totesport spokesman George Primarolo.
QIPCO 1000 Guineas winner Blue Bunting remains the 11/4 favourite for the race with totesport ahead of 13/2 shot Havant. There has also been support for Recital in the Investec Derby and Aidan O’Brien’s colt is now 9/1 (from 12/1) with totesport.
totesport Dante Stakes – sponsors bet: 9/4 Carlton House, World Domination, 3 Seville, 7 Genuine Beast, 8 Roderic O’Connor, 16 Yaseer, 25 Pisco Sour, 33 Happy Today, 50 Alexander Pope, Exodus, 100 Ashva.
Investec Oaks – totesport bet: 11/4 Blue Bunting, 13/2 Havant, 8 Wonder Of Wonders, Misty For Me, White Moonstone, 12 (from 66) Zain Al Boldan, Khawlah, 14 Arizona Jewel, 16 Chrysanthemum, Rainbow Springs, Together, 20 Look At Me, Mesariya, 25 All Time, Baimpire, Empowering, Guessing, Kissable, Laughing Lashes, Morning Charm, Primevere, Rien Ne Vas Plus, Sirens Song, Teos Sister, Zoowra, 33 bar.