04/01/2003 1:00AM

Danuta faces seven in UAE Oaks


Godolphin is hoping that Danuta can repeat her victory in the Moonshell Mile when she preps for the Kentucky Oaks in the 1 1/8-mile, $250,000 UAE Oaks against seven opponents, two of whom are also nominated to the Kentucky Oaks.

Danuta left one of those two, Ashraaf, 7 3/4 lengths behind in second place in the Moonshell Mile. Another UAE Oaks rival, the Chilean-bred Escania, was third, a half-length behind Ashraaf.

* Last week Godolphin announced that Mezzo Soprano, one of 23 fillies included in this week's Kentucky Oaks Future Wager, would be aimed at the 1000 Guineas.