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Gertrude Bell (centre) -Chester 05.05.10

Gertrude Bell (centre) takes the Cheshire Oaks, with Epsom on the agenda  PICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER  

Sinndar filly Gertrude lands Cheshire Oaks

GERTRUDE BELL, a daughter of Sinndar, took the Cheshire Oaks on Wednesday under William Buick. The race is often a stepping-stone to the Oaks at Epsom.

Bred by her owner Rachel Hood, wife of trainer John Gosden, the filly is out of the Listed-placed French-bred Sugar Mill, and shares her third dam with Notnowcato.

Her Derby and Arc-winning sire has also produced triple Arc runner-up Youmzain, Epsom Derby runners Aqaleem and Visindar, and the top-class fillies Shawanda, an Irish Oaks and Prix Vermeille winner, and Prix Marcel Boussac winner Rosanara.

Gosden said that it would be "logical" to run the filly in the Epsom Classic, and suggested that she could be "good enough to finish in the first three".

Sinndar stands at Haras de Bonneval at a fee of €12,500, and stood for €38,000 at Gilltown Stud in 2002.

 

 

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