Tattersalls Musidora Stakes
Group 3, York 16:05
£100,000 added,
3yo only,
1m 2f 56y, Class 1   
Wednesday 17th May 2017

1 Shutter Speed 4/7F
2 Vintage Folly 12/1
3 Serenada 15/2
5 ran Distances: 1¾l, 1l, 2½l
Time: 2m 18.62s (slow by 11.62s)

Shutter Speed does the business - the French Oaks is next

Shutter Speed
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Shutter Speed

Heavy rain on the Knavesmire turned the ground soft and trainer John Gosden walked the track prior to letting Shutter Speed take her chance.

The early pace, set by Miss Infinity, was steady at best and while Shutter Speed settled nicely for Frankie Dettori, she wanted to go quicker. 

Taking up the running fully two furlongs out, she did not quicken up as smartly as she has done previously in the soft ground and Hugo Palmer's once-raced Vintage Folly kept her up to her work to be beaten a length and three-quarters by the 4-7 favourite.

Shutter Speed beat stablemate and fellow Khalid Abdullah-owned filly Enable at Newbury last month, meaning connections have two leading chances for the Investec Oaks according to the market.

However, the team had previously expressed doubts about Shutter Speed's ability to stay 12 furlongs and Dettori thinks the 10-furlong Prix de Diane could be a better option for the Dansili filly.

Dettori said: "We got away with it. The ground is very soft and she didn't like it and it dented her turn of foot, but she was much the best horse in the race. It was hard work for her.

"We got away with that and I think you will see a better horse on better ground on a better day.

"She is top draw. She has got a lot about her and everything she does is very classy.

John Gosden later confirmed that the Prix de Diane will be the next target for Shutter Speed.


Tattersalls Musidora Stakes
£100,000 added, 3yo only, 1m 2f 56y, Class 1
5 ran
Going: Soft

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (1) Shutter Speed 4/7f L Dettori
J H M Gosden 3
2nd (5) Vintage Folly 12/1 James Doyle
H Palmer 3
3rd (3) 1 Serenada 15/2 Andrea Atzeni
R Varian 3
4th (4) Vociferous Marina (IRE) 4/1 K J Manning
J S Bolger 3
5th (2) 22 Miss Infinity (IRE) 16/1 R L Moore
M Johnston 3

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