Frankie Dettori steered Anapurna to a thrilling victory in the Investec Oaks at Epsom.

Trainer John Gosden fielded two runners in a bid to win the fillies' Classic for the third time, with impressive Cheshire Oaks heroine Mehdaayih the 11-4 favourite under Robert Havlin and Anapurna an 8-1 shot after landing the Lingfield Oaks Trial.

While Mehdaayih pulled for her head early on and met significant traffic problems, Dettori always had Anapurna in prime position and although she was under pressure early in the straight, the daughter of Frankel responded admirably to her rider's urgings.

Aidan O'Brien's Pink Dogwood displayed an electric turn of foot to grab the lead racing inside the final two furlongs - but Anapurna dug deep and got up to score by a neck.

In doing so she provided Dettori with his fifth Oaks success following the previous triumphs of Balanchine (1994), Moonshell (1995), Kazzia (2002) and Enable (2017).

Pink Dogwood was a clear second, ahead of her stablemate Fleeting in third.

Dettori told ITV Racing: "There was a small gap, I thought I wasn't going to get it, but she's very courageous - brilliant.

"I was getting him (Moore) and then in the last 30 yards I got him. Beautiful."

He added: "I absolutely love it. My first one (Oaks on Balanchine) was 25 years ago and I'm still here."