Tattersalls Musidora Stakes
William Hill Casino Club
Group 3, York 15:45
£100,000 added,
3yo only,
1m 2f 88y, Class 1  
Wednesday 13th May 2015

1 Star Of Seville 4/6F
2 Together Forever 9/4
3 Pandora 9/1
5 ran Distances: hd, 2¾l, 3¾l
TIME 2m 11.88s (slow by 4.88s)

Star Of Seville
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Star Of Seville
Star Of Seville just clings on from Together Forever

Runner-up Together Forever conceding 4lb to the winner, was closing her down with every stride towards the finish

Star Of Seville scrambled home to hand a fourth win in the race to trainer John Gosden.

Just like when scoring on her reappearance at Newbury, the daughter of Duke Of Marmalade was sent straight into the lead in the mile-and-a-quarter contest by Frankie Dettori.

As the race entered the closing stages, the 4-6 favourite looked to have put the race to bed when kicking a couple of lengths clear from the front.

Together Forever
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Together Forever

But just as Star Of Seville appeared to have done enough, Aidan O'Brien's Together Forever, who was giving away 4lb to her rivals, started to eat up the ground inside the final furlong and a half under a determined Ryan Moore.

The task proved to be just beyond last year's Fillies' Mile winner, with Star Of Seville clinging on to victory by a head, securing her ticket to the Investec Oaks on June 5.

Dettori said: "I think she just lost concentration and I was waiting for the others a bit. I was worried as well, but then she pulled her neck out again. Even though she is good, she is a bit quirky, like most good ones are.

"I am sure she will get a mile and a half, as she is very good and very talented.

"There is plenty to come. John has only used this as a prep race - the big one comes in three weeks' time."

Tattersalls Musidora Stakes
£100,000 added, 3yo only, 1m 2f 88y, Class 1
5 ran
Going: Good

Pos Draw Dist Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (4) Star Of Seville 4/6f L Dettori
9-0
J H M Gosden 3
2nd (3) hd Together Forever (IRE) 9/4 R L Moore
9-4
A P O'Brien 3
3rd (2) Pandora (IRE) 9/1 W Buick
9-0
C Hills 3
4th (5) Amaze Me 33/1 J F Egan
9-0
N P Littmoden 3
5th (1) La Dorotea (IRE) 33/1 D Tudhope
9-0
R A Fahey 3

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