Epsom Oaks: Anapurna wins for Frankie Dettori and John Gosden
Anapurna edged out Pink Dogwood to give jockey Frankie Dettori his fifth victory in the Oaks at Epsom.
The 8-1 chance, a son of the legendary 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.”
Earlier, Defoe won the Coronation Cup as jockey Andrea Atzeni clocked up a 494-1 treble.
The 11-1 shot, trained by Roger Varian, outpaced Kew Gardens in the final furlong for Atzeni, who also enjoyed wins on Gossiping and Mountain Angel.
St Leger winner Kew Gardens, under Ryan Moore for O’Brien, hit the front in the straight but Defoe passed him as the winning post neared.
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