Rogue Millennium is ready to go as Oaks looms

Tom Clover’s Rogue Millennium is on track for its foray into band society in the Cazoo Oaks next Friday.

The Dubawi filly is unbeaten in two races so far, taking her young daughter to Wetherby in April before winning the Listed SBK Oaks Trial at Lingfield in early May.

The Oaks itself is the next destination for the bay, which will be completed for the Filly Classic on Saturday after its owners, The Rogues Gallery, collectively agreed to pay the £30,000 needed to enter at the last opportunity.

Rogue Millennium will face a classy field for the Group One showpiece, with John’s Emily Upjohn and Thady Gosden the current favorite and her equally well-loved teammate Nashwa.

Jack Mitchell and Rogue Millennium after the success of their Oaks trial (Steven Paston/PA) (PA wire)

Although the race is a big step up for the three-year-old, who didn’t race as a juvenile, Clover is happy with her work at home and feels she has made progress since her last outing.

“Rogue Millennium looks great, I’m very happy with her,” he said.

“She looks great physically, I think she came over from Lingfield. She continues to improve and all is well, she is on the right track.

“I’ve been very happy with her, we’re just hoping for a smooth ride. You know what it’s like with horses, until you get there and put on the saddle and get into the paddock, there are so many things that could go wrong.

“I’m happy with her work and we’re really excited to run her.”

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