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Anipa added to Oaks line-up

Chester winner Anipa has been supplemented to the line-up for Friday's Investec Oaks at Epsom.

The Roger Varian-trained filly has won each of her three starts this term, culminating in a half-length victory in the Listed Cheshire Oaks at the start of May.

That triumph was enough to persuade owner Nurlan Bizakov to stump up the required 30,000 to add her to the Classic field.

Varian said: "I have been pleased with Anipa since her win in the Cheshire Oaks. There was a lot to like about that performance; the way she travelled and quickened, and a track like Epsom holds no fears for her.

"She needs to improve again to win an Oaks, but we feel that the manner of her Cheshire Oaks victory more than entitles her to take her chance," he told www.varianstable.com

Anipa has been installed as a 16/1 chance in the betting for the race with Sky Bet.