The Fugue On Song in Musidora
1 The Fugue 15/8
The Fugue showed her credentials for the Investec Oaks with an impressive display in winning the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes at York.
The John Gosden-trained filly showed no ill effects from an unlucky fourth in the 1000 Guineas to land this Classic trial in good style.
The odds-on favourite Twirl and complete outsider Aniseed cut out the running and it was the former who gave The Fugue the most to do at the business end of the race. However, she pulled away in the final furlong under William Buick to win by four and a half lengths. Esentepe was third.
Buick said: "She felt very good. She was a little bit keen early on and she's still inexperienced, so when horses come around her, she's a very reactive filly. I just tried to get her to settle and she picked up really well - she's class.
"The Guineas wasn't a very nice experience for her. She wasn't unlucky but she came out worst in a barging match and I'm just glad to have her back. At Epsom you need tactical speed and she certainly has that."
Gosden added: "She was very inexperienced running in the Guineas off the back of a maiden win but she's a lovely filly. She ran great at Newmarket but we're back on decent ground and all being well she'll be going to Epsom.
"I just wouldn't want to see the ground go soft. If it does she'd revert to the French Oaks but she has a good turn of foot and William felt she'd stay very well. She's classy and showed it today."
Tattersalls Musidora Stakes
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