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Skiffle has been supplemented for Fridays Investec Oaks at Epsom after pleasing trainer Charlie Appleby in a Saturday morning workout. After finishing a promising third on her Ascot debut at the start of the month, the daughter of Dubawi raised her game to win the Listed Height Of Fashion Stakes at Goodwood, a race won by the brilliant Snow Fairy before she secured Oaks glory six years ago.Appleby said: She had a quiet week after Goodwood, as we said she would, and shes in good form. She did a routine piece of work this morning and we were very happy with her, so she will be supplemented for the Oaks.Shes a nice filly, shes done nothing wrong and if we can run into a place Ill be delighted.Skiffle was the only supplementary entry and is among 11 possibles for the fillies Classic following the confirmation stage.They are headed by Qipco 1000 Guineas winner Minding. Runner-up in last weekends Irish 1,000 Guineas, she is one of five remaining entries from the Aidan OBrien stable despite the absence of Ballydoyle.OBrien can also call on Even Song, How High The Moon, Seventh Heaven and Somehow.There is another potential Irish challenger in Jim Bolgers Turret Rocks, who was sixth behind Minding at Newmarket.The list is completed by Hugo Palmers Architecture, the Ralph Beckett-trained Diamonds Pour Moi, Harlequeen from Mick Channons stable and Australian Queen who David Elsworth is hoping can cause an upset.The Newmarket handlers last runner in the Epsom Downs Classic, Something Exciting, finished second to Eswarah in 2005, while he also sent out Mighty Flutter to be third at odds of 66/1 in the 1984 Derby.Australian Queen, a Lingfield Park maiden winner in February, has made two appearances on turf, coming home eighth in the Pretty Polly Stakes at Newmarket on May 1 and fifth, one place behind Harlequeen in the Group Two Musidora Stakes at York 11 days later.Elsworth commented: I thought Australian Queen ran well in the Musidora Stakes. It was only her second start on turf and she is mentally a big, backward filly - she is a slow learner.So Mi Dar won by four lengths that day and we were just over five lengths further back. She fell out of the stalls and got involved coming up the straight. She will come on a ton for that, but she needs to. Something Exciting was a lot more precocious whereas this filly was very backward. We ran Australian Queen on the All-Weather to teach her to race and she didnt handle the bend when she won at Lingfield Park - she nearly went over to the jumps course.In the Pretty Polly Stakes, we dropped her in and they didnt go a great gallop. She travelled well for most of the race but was found wanting when they kicked for home because she wasnt switched on mentally.She is a good filly, who is improving rapidly, and there is only one Oaks, so we are going to give it a go.Elsworth and owner Jeff Smith are also set to be represented at the Investec Derby Festival by Australians Queen illustrious half-sister Arabian Queen, who is due to run in the Group One Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Cup (Sponsored by Investec) on Investec Derby Day.The four-year-old filly beat last years Investec Derby hero Golden Horn when a 50/1 chance in the Group One Juddmonte International at York in August and went down by a length to Usherette on her seasonal return in the Group Two Dahlia Stakes at Newmarket on May 1.Elsworth added: I thought Arabian Queen ran a storming race in the Dahlia Stakes.We felt that she might improve 7lb to 10lb for the race but she ran so well that I am not sure if she can improve that much!She goes round Epsom, having won the Princess Elizabeth Stakes there last year, and Postponed will frighten a few off. 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On Saturday, the paths of Drew Tate and Kevin Glenn cross again as opposing quarterbacks.DALLAS - Dirk Nowitzki was frustrated by his poor shooting performance in Dallas previous game. That disappointment, plus a little help from an old friend, turned into another big performance by the veteran forward. Nowitzki scored seven of his 32 points in overtime, leading the Mavericks to a 128-119 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night. Nowitzki also had 10 rebounds and six assists. In Dallas loss to Brooklyn on Sunday, he was 2 for 12 from the field in his worst shooting performance of the season. "The last game was disappointing for me," Nowitzki said. "I was just hesitating too much, so I had to go back to having fun out there and just being me. "That was a heck of a game, and it was fun to be a part of." The 7-foot Nowitzki was 11 for 23 from the field and 8 for 8 at the line. "His emotion and his attitude carried the team," Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. "Hes a prideful guy. I think great players are great for a reason. They never let anything keep them down for long. Hes bounced back from every adversity hes ever had in his career, so this is no surprise." Kevin Durant led Oklahoma City with 43 points. He has scored at least 25 in 36 consecutive games in the longest such streak since Michael Jordans 40-game run during the 1986-87 season. Dallas had seven players score in double figures. Jose Calderon went 6 for 8 from 3-point range and finished with 22 points. Nowitzki said he spent time on Tuesday with Holger Geschwinder, his longtime basketball mentor from his home country of Germany. He said they got in a little shooting work. "I guess he was tired of watching my shooting percentage," Nowitzki said. "Its always good when hes there." Russell Westbrook scored 23 for Oklahoma City. All of his points came in regulation, when he played 31:50. He added another minute in overtime. Westbrook is limited to 30 to 32 minutes per game because of his oft-injured right knee. Oklahoma City was coming off a 117-96 victory over Denver on Monday night. The Thunder had won four in a row. "Im proud of our guys effort and energy, coming back from back-to-back games," coach Scott Brooks said. "I cant complain about anything we did tonight.&" "We didnt make the big play," said Durant, who has scored 40 points or more 13 times this season.dddddddddddd"They made shots in overtime. You have to give them credit." The Mavericks scored the first five points of the extra period on two free throws by Nowitzki and a 3-pointer by Calderon. They never trailed again. The victory pushed Dallas into eighth place in the Western Conference, a half-game ahead of idle Phoenix. The Mavericks improved to 3-2 on a franchise-long, eight-game homestand, with three of the games going to overtime. They began the homestand in seventh place, 1 1/2 ahead of the ninth-place Suns. Calderon returned to the starting lineup after being knocked out of Sunday nights game in the first minute. He was whacked in the face by Brooklyns Mason Plumlee, chipping a facial bone between his nose and mouth. Calderon said the injury only hurts when he talks or laughs. "And I dont have to laugh during games," he said. Another of Calderons 3s came with 26.3 seconds left in the fourth quarter and sent the game into overtime. "It felt good from the beginning," he said, "but you dont know until that ball goes through the rim." Dallas won 109-86 at Oklahoma City on March 16 in the Thunders worst loss of the season. Westbrook missed that game because the team wants to limit the activity for his surgically repaired knee, choosing to rest him in one part of back-to-back games. Westbrook was the catalyst of Oklahoma Citys second-quarter rally after the Thunder fell behind by 10. He scored 10 points in the period, including a foul shot that gave Oklahoma City a 57-48 lead with 1:25 to go. But the Mavericks answered with three consecutive 3-pointers - one from Calderon and two from Vince Carter - to tie it with 33.4 left in the half. Durant then hit a 3 to give Oklahoma City a 60-59 lead at the break. The Thunder hit 14 of 18 shots in the period and shot 57.1 per cent for the half. NOTES: Thunder centre Kendrick Perkins, sidelined since Feb. 20 with a groin strain, is hoping to return at Houston on April 4. ... If Dallas finishes among the leagues top-10 teams, Oklahoma City will get the Mavericks first-round draft choice next summer as a result of a series of trades. 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