Tattersalls Musidora Stakes
William Hill Casino Club
Group 3, York 15:45
£100,000 added,
3yo only,
1m 2f 88y, Class 1   
Wednesday 11th May 2016

1 So Mi Dar 4/5F
2 Fireglow 3/1
3 Promising Run 20/1
7 ran Distances: 4l, hd, hd
TIME 2m 9.07s (slow by 1.87s)

So Mi Dar is an emphatic winner and looks a serious player for the Oaks

So Mi Dar
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So Mi Dar

Daughter of the high-class Da Re Mi, beaten in the same race on the Knavesmire, John Gosden's filly took her unbeaten record to three with a convincing success under Frankie Dettori, who had earlier ridden Magical Memory to victory in the sprint feature.

Having been prominent on Magical Memory, Dettori took his time about So Mi Dar, who settled nicely enough in rear as Best In The World took them along.

Asked to go and win the race three furlongs from home, So Mi Dar took lengths out of her rivals before stretching clear to win by four lengths, with Fireglow (3/1) just edging a bunched finish for second.

The winner had previously landed the Investec Derby Trial at Epsom, form which had been well advertised since, and is expected to head back there for the Oaks in which she could face 1000 Guineas winner Minding.

Sky Bet cut her to 5/2 from 11/2 for Epsom glory and Michael Shinners said: "The Derby picture may remain a little cloudy but it couldn't be more different in the Oaks, with two high-class fillies set to go head-to-head.

"In any other year, that exceptional performance from So Mi Dar might've seen us cut her to a very short price but in Minding she will face the sternest test of her career. The Oaks is a race to look forward to."


Tattersalls Musidora Stakes
£100,000 added, 3yo only, 1m 2f 88y, Class 1
7 ran
Going: Good, Good to Firm in places

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (6) So Mi Dar 4/5f L Dettori
J H M Gosden 3
2nd (2) 4 Fireglow 3/1 W Buick
M Johnston 3
3rd (3) hd Promising Run (USA) 20/1 James Doyle
S bin Suroor 3
4th (5) hd Harlequeen 7/1 S De Sousa
M R Channon 3
5th (4) Australian Queen 66/1 J P Spencer
D R C Elsworth 3
6th (1) 1 Light Up Our World (IRE) 50/1 P J Dobbs
R Hannon 3
7th (7) 6 Best In The World (IRE) 17/2 R L Moore
A P O'Brien 3

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