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Anapurna could bow out with Champions Day assignment

7 Oct 2019

The Frankel filly is a possible runner in the Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes.

Anapurna and Frankie Dettori, far side, win the Oaks. Picture: Racingfotos.com

Anapurna could sign off her career with a run on QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday week.

The Frankel filly won the Investec Oaks in June and landed the Group 1 the Prix de Royallieu at Longchamp over the weekend.

Connections of the John Gosden-trained filly will see how she recovers from her exertions before deciding whether to go for the Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes.

“We’ve got an entry for Ascot so we’re going to see how she comes out of the race then make a decision nearer the time,” said Mark Weinfeld, of breeders Meon Valley Stud.

“We hope to run her there but she had quite a hard race in France so we will have to see how she is.

“That would likely be her last race. We certainly don’t plan to keep her in training next year.

“She’ll come back to the paddocks here and start her career as a broodmare.

“It’s too early to say which stallion she would go to. We’ve got a shortlist but we haven’t made a decision yet.”