Anapurna back in the groove in Prix de Royallieu at ParisLongchamp

Anapurna gained from another nice ride by Frankie Dettori to gain another Group One victory of the season in the Prix de Royallieu.
The John filly showed the courage and determination which had seen her succeed from the Oaks at Epsom but she had had one outing since that success, when defeated at the Prix Vermeille acquired by her own stablemate Star Catcher.
Dettori was about the winner that day, but he had been reunited now and bounced into an early lead.
Dettori managed to dictate the speed to his liking, as he has done so many times round the Paris track, but Anapurna had to fend off several rivals.
The persistent challenger was stablemate Lah Ti Dar and after she started to fade Enbihaar, a second inmate, started to make constant advancement.
Every time it looked like Anapurna was starting to tire, however, she proved the excursion and managed to obtain a bit more was no problem.
There was a bit of scrimmaging together with Delphina looking to come off worst, into the line, but following an inquiry, the stewards left the outcome unchanged.

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