ANA ROYALE WINS THE FIRST STAKES RACE FOR ANACHEEVA

After closing impressively to claim third place in the Group 1 Schweppes Oaks (2000m) last start, Ana Royale relished the step up to 2500m, sweeping widest on the corner and letting down with a dazzling turn of speed in the final 600m to win S.A Fillies Classic on Saturday 20 May.

Jockey Mark Zahra said that he was always confident the daughter of Anacheeva had plenty in hand and would steam over the top  of her rivals.

Trainer Stuart Webb has confirmed that she will head to Brisbane for the Queensland Oaks (2400m).