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PUNCTILIOUS looks set to end her racing career with trips to France and America after gaining Group One glory in the Aston Upthorpe Yorkshire Oaks at York.
Other interesting entries include Cheshire Oaks winner Alumni, trained by Barry Hills, Sir Michael Stoute's Seven Magicians, Godolphin's Punctilious, winner of last year's Ribblesdale, and Kevin Prendergast's Irish raider Right Key.
Godolphin's four-year-old Punctilious is the one to be on here.
Meanwhile, Punctilious is likely to continue her quest for a Group One victory in next month's Yorkshire Oaks.
Kieren Fallon settled Ouija Board (4-7) towards the rear of the field in the Darley-sponsored 12-furlong contest and when he brought her to challenge Punctilious, the Epsom heroine had the best of the argument through the final furlong and won by a length.
A brilliant winner of the Epsom equivalent in June, the Ed Dunlop-trained filly took it up two furlongs from home under Kieren Fallon and ran on too strongly for Punctilious.
The fact that the other eight got stuffed will give encouragement to the supporters of All Too Beautiful and Punctilious, although it is 32 years since the Epsom runner-up last won this race!
Punctilious put her defeat in the Vodafone Oaks behind her with an emphatic victory in the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot yesterday.
ABBA: The Book is so punctilious that one half-expects to find an entry reading, "14 September: Benny thumbed through Ikea catalog today.
Frankie Dettori has two top-class fillies to choose from for next month's Vodafone Oaks after Punctilious played a starring role on the opening day of York's May meeting.
For an overview, readers will find useful his first chapter, which synthesizes the very dense material that follows, rich with quotes, punctilious in their analysis, and tirelessly annotated in footnotes that crawl up a good part of almost every page.
Luke is notably punctilious with his Roman administrative details, as the intricate opening to his next chapter, on John the Baptist, proves.