John Gosden praised the bravery of both his horse and the jockey after he won a third Investec Oaks at Epsom on Friday.Gosden’s Mehdaayih was the 11/4 favourite to land the mile and a half fillies’ Classic, but it was his other interest in the race – 8/1 shot Anapurna – who came through late under Frankie Dettori to get the better of the Aidan O’Brien-trained Pink Dogwood.“It was a brave performance from Anapurna and as brave a performance from the jockey,” said Clarehaven Stables’ Gosden, who previously won the race with Taghrooda in 2014 and Enable three years later.“Anapurna had a dream trip. She was on the inside, where you get boxed in, but Frankie found a lovely little gap rather like Defoe did in the Coronation Cup.“It was brave but he got the gaps, saved the ground and I thought she was very brave.“I thought coming past the furlong pole that Ryan Moore and Pink Dogwood had got it. But this filly somehow found the … [Read more...] about Anapurna comes through late to win Oaks for Gosden
31 May From the section Horse Racing Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/48478000 Read more about sharing. Investec DerbyVenue: Epsom Date: Saturday 1 June Time: 16:30 BSTCoverage: Commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live and onlineAnapurna edged out Pink Dogwood to give jockey Frankie Dettori his fifth victory in the Oaks at Epsom.The 8-1 chance, a daughter of Frankel trained by John Gosden, passed Aidan O'Brien's runner-up in the closing stages, with Fleeting third."Beautiful. She was very courageous," said the 48-year-old Dettori, who won the Oaks for the first time in 1994 on Balanchine."I absolutely love it. My first one was 25 years ago and I'm still here."Check out the latest racing results from EpsomLate starter Morrison eyes Derby gloryRyan Moore went clear on Pink Dogwood after the Camelot filly … [Read more...] about Epsom Oaks: Anapurna wins for Frankie Dettori and John Gosden
John Gosden landed the Investec Oaks for a third time this afternoon thanks to Anapurna.More to follow. … [Read more...] about Gosden’s Anapurna wins Epsom Oaks
MAGNA Grecia could be too hot for Too Darn Hot in today’s (Saturday May 25) showdown in the Irish 2000 Guineas at The Curragh. Magna Grecia’s trainer Aiden O’Brien reports his fancied runner ‘in good form’ ahead of this afternoon’s Classic. Too Darn Hot, trained by John Gosden, returns to the turf in the wake of setbacks: “Too Darn Hot’s programme was turned upside down in the spring,” rued Gosden. Too Darn Hot missed the Greenham and the Guineas, and Gosden said: “When he went to the Dante, he was 85 per cent – and ran a good race.” It was deemed the distance was too far for Too Darn Hot, and Gosden said ahead of today’s race: “It was not my intention to go to Ireland.” Ahead of the showdown with a plethora of top class horses, Gosden said: “It looks a really smart race – let’s hope that the best horse wins – it will be very exciting.” Challengers to both Magna … [Read more...] about Magna Grecia too hot for Gosden?
Newmarket trainer John Gosden confirmed that he will be doubly represented in the Investec Epsom Oaks on May 31.Mehdaayih is the 5/2 favourite to win Gosden the fillies' Classic for a third time following a striking four and a half-length success in the Listed Cheshire Oaks on May 8, and the daughter of Frankel is due to be supplemented for the at a cost £30,000.Similarly, Gosden will saddle Anapurna (7/1), winner of the Listed Lingfield Oaks Trial by six lengths on May 11."The plan is to supplement Mehdaayih – the owner is keen to do so and we are too. Anapurna has come out of Lingfield in great order and has been left in the Oaks," said the Clarehaven Stables trainer."They are both athletic and light on their feet so should handle the track but, in the heat of the race, they have to be on the right lead and you never know and it is a different ball game."Both fillies won their trials with great authority and Anapurna probably has more of an emphasis on stamina with her … [Read more...] about Gosden to have two runners in Oaks