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Mehdaayih and Anapurna will run for Newmarket Trainer John Gosden in the Investec Epsom Oaks




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.

John Gosden (10878658)
John Gosden (10878658)

"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 pedigree. I couldn't be happier with both fillies."

Gosden's two previous success in the race came courtesy of Taghrooda in 2014 and Enable three years later.