Anapurna runaway winner of Lingfield Oaks Trial

Anapurna is clear of her rivals at Lingfield
Anapurna is clear of her rivals at Lingfield

Anapurna further strengthened John Gosden's Epsom hand with a six lengths victory in the RaceBets Money Back All Losers Oaks Trial Fillies' Stakes at Lingfield.

Despite showing signs of greenness under Frankie Dettori, she went to the front early in the home straight and bounded clear of her nearest rival Tauteke.

She's 6/1 with Sky Bet for the Investec Oaks with Sky Bet - the same price as stablemate Mehdaayih who was equally as impressive in Wednesday's Chesire Oaks.

"She showed a good mind, she was green at times but it was only her third run, she handled the bend well and once she got balanced in the straight she put the race to bed quickly," the winning jockey told ITV Racing.

Asked about a potential Investec Oaks bid Dettori added: "I'll leave that to John and the owner but she won in good style so why not?"

Gosden was equally impressed adding: "We're thrilled with her, she's very inexperienced and she'd only raced on the all-weather. With it having been so dry she hasn't even worked on the turf this year. She handled it well and I liked the way she changed her legs to come down the hill and she galloped out strongly. It was a really good trial effort.

"We'll see how she is over the next few days and how she takes the race but she's in the Oaks and it would be a strong possibility. We have some lovely fillies and they all deserve to take their chances. If everyone's happy I'm sure we'll be running."


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