IRISH Oaks odds-on favourite Emily Upjohn has sensationally been ruled out of the race due to ‘travel complications’.
Instead, the Epsom Oaks runner-up will be aimed at the blockbuster King George at Ascot next weekend.
Red-hot fav Emily Upjohn is out of the Irish Oaks, a race she was 1-2 to win
Frankie Dettori was all set to ride the John Gosden-trained superstar.
The news that Dettori would get the ride brought to an end their 11-day ‘sabbatical’.
That came into effect after Dettori endured a nightmare Royal Ascot, summed up best on his ride on Stradivarius in the Gold Cup.
Emily Upjohn, who is trained at Gosden’s Newmarket base, was due to fly out to the Curragh for tomorrow’s big race.
But ‘travel complications’ have seen her remain in England and instead be targeted at next Saturday’s big race at Ascot.
The news comes less than 24 hours after it was confirmed Epsom Derby hero Desert Crown was out of the King George with injury.
He had been odds-on the claim the Group 1 but trainer Sir Michael Stoute said the colt will not run.
That saw Westover – third in the Derby and subsequent Irish Derby winner – was made the short-priced favourite.
But now he has been pushed out to 6-4 with Emily Upjohn coming in at 5-2 and Mishriff – who has split from jockey David Eagan – a 4-1 chance.
More to follow.