Darley Yorkshire Oaks
Group 1, York 15:35
£350,000 added,
3yo plus,
1m 3f 188y, Class 1   
Thursday 22nd August 2019

The John Gosden-trained Anapurna came out on top in a titanic battle with Pink Dogwood to claim the Investec Oaks at Epsom just over a month ago.

She has been given plenty of time to get over those exertions, with connections ruling out the Irish Oaks on July 20, for which should would have to be supplemented.

Instead, Anapurna will be back in action at York, all things being equal, where she could meet any number of stablemates including Coronet, Lah Ti Dar, Star Catcher, Mehdaayih and of course, Enable.

“We have an entry for the Yorkshire Oaks and if she’s going well, then I think she might take it up, but we’ll have to see how she is nearer the time,” said Mark Weinfeld, manager for owner Helena Springfield Ltd.

“We weren’t tempted by the Irish Oaks, we always felt it was coming too soon as she had a hard race.

“Hopefully we’ve done the right thing, but you never know. That Epsom Derby/Oaks course can take it out of a horse, some horses take a long time to recover.”

Darley Yorkshire Oaks (Fillies' Group 1)
(British Champions Series)
£350,000 added, 3yo plus, 1m 3f 188y, Class 1
24 entries
Going:

NO. FORM HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER
1 11-178 Cimeara 4 9-7 Joseph Patrick O'Brien
2 322-41 Coronet 5 9-7 John Gosden
3 1/111- Enable 5 9-7 John Gosden
4 23-163 Lah Ti Dar 4 9-7 John Gosden
5 -25322 Magic Wand 4 9-7 A P O'Brien
6 1112-5 Sea Of Class 4 9-7 William Haggas
7 36-311 Sun Maiden 4 9-7 Sir Michael Stoute
8 9-111 Anapurna 3 8-12 John Gosden
9 118-1 Antonia De Vega 3 8-12 Ralph Beckett
10 71-635 Delphinia 3 8-12 A P O'Brien
11 3-8112 Edisa 3 8-12 A De Royer-Dupre
12 31-032 Fleeting 3 8-12 A P O'Brien
13 3118 Hamariyna 3 8-12 M Halford
14 41-216 Happen 3 8-12 A P O'Brien
15 0510 Heaven On Earth 3 8-12 A P O'Brien
16 22-112 Hermosa 3 8-12 A P O'Brien
17 11 Kirstenbosch 3 8-12 James Fanshawe
18 11-24 Manuela De Vega 3 8-12 Ralph Beckett
19 1-1171 Mehdaayih 3 8-12 John Gosden
20 1-410 Nausha 3 8-12 Roger Varian
21 15-123 Pink Dogwood 3 8-12 A P O'Brien
22 451 Sea Of Faith 3 8-12 William Haggas
23 63 South Sea Pearl 3 8-12 A P O'Brien
24 6-131 Star Catcher 3 8-12 John Gosden