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Anodin has Head feeling better

Anodin could be supplemented for the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot following his fine effort in the Prix d'Ispahan at Longchamp on Sunday.

The four-year-old is a full-brother to trainer Freddy Head's incredible mare Goldikova, who won the Queen Anne in 2010 and was runner-up behind Canford Cliffs in 2011 during her glittering career.

Anodin had previously been unable to make his mark at Group One level, but after finishing a close second behind Cirrus Des Aigles in Paris over the weekend, Head feels his charge may have earned a trip to Berkshire next month.

As he does not currently hold an entry in the Queen Anne, it would cost connections 35,000 to add him to the field.

Head said: "He is a horse I like very much and I was very happy with him yesterday. I think he would prefer better ground and if we can teach him to settle a bit more, I think he could do very well.

"He could go to Ascot for the Queen Anne. We would have to supplement him, but we could do that.

"He's a miler, I think the track at Ascot would suit him and hopefully he would get fast ground, so I think he could do well there."

Head also appears to have another top-class filly on his hands in We Are, who claimed her third win from as many starts in Sunday's Group One Prix Saint-Alary.

The daughter of Dansili is set to be prepared for a tilt at the French Oaks at Chantilly.

"We were very happy with her as she did it the hard way and still managed to win," said Head.

"It was a very good performance as I think the ground was probably against her. Maybe she will be even better on good ground.

"The Prix de Diane will be her next race."

Asked how We Are compares to Goldikova and his other multiple Group One-winning filly Moonlight Cloud, the trainer said: "It is a bit early to say and I think we have to be careful.

"She is a filly with class, but whether she will be a real champion, we will have to wait and see."