Mikio Matsunaga-trained Japanese 3yo filly Serein will make her UAE debut with the Gr.3 UAE Oaks under Yutake Take. The daughter of champion Uncle Mo was last seen winning the Kuratake Sho at Nakayama.
The dark bay filly was a $500,000 Keeneland September 2018 purchase by Maeda’s North Hills.
The UAE Oaks provides 85 qualification points for the $1.25 million Kentucky Oaks Gr.1. Rayya, the winner of the 1900m test in 2018, went on to finish second in the UAE Derby before being unplaced in the Kentucky Oaks.
Serein arrived locally on Sunday, Feb. 9, and stretched her legs over the local surface just after clearing quarantine on Tuesday morning.