As the rain pours down across parts of the UK, leaving us at Bonus Betting wondering if we'll need a dinghy to do our weekly shop, everyone will be hoping for some late afternoon sun as all eyes turn to the Curragh for the Irish Oaks.
Setting off at 17:45, the race promises to be a little more open than we expected after the withdrawal of Taghrooda in favour of running at next weekend's King George Stakes. Previously the stone cold favourite, the field, which contains many of her previous victims, now stand a chance of fighting it out amongst themselves.
Stepping up to the plate as favourite is Tarfasha, beaten into second by Taghrooda at Epsom but probably the pick of the remaining runners.
She stayed on well in that race, bringing home the one-two finish for owner Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum. This race will be a stiffer test but it's an opportunity for her to demonstrate her quality out of the shadow of her stablemate.
We think she has the goods to bring home the trophy, so we'd recommend a trip to Paddy Power who are currently the only bookie offering better than 9/4.
You can pick her up for the win there at 5/2, not a huge increase in return but it all adds up!
Second favourite Volume didn't quite hold out to the end at Epsom, having done her best to stay with Taghrooda and ending up being caught by Tarfasha.
That's not to say she's out of the running here though. Some think the undulating nature of the Epsom circuit didn't do her any favours, and she might run stronger today.
She certainly has the pedigree and the form to do so, and she continues to improve, making her an extremely tempting option if you think she was ill served last time out.
The best price we've found for her is 9/2, which is being offered over at Boyle Sports.
Finally, we'd pick out Tapestry for your consideration.
She showed plenty of promise in her early career but has had a few troubled runs since then.
There are no great claims for stamina in her pedigree but if she can recapture her early form then she's at a much longer price than she deserves.
It's certainly a long shot, but at 11/2 over at Coral it's very tempting to pick her up.