Unbeaten Shutter Speed heads to France after Musidora victory

Filed on 18 May 2017 @ 11:45

The John Gosden-trained Shutter Speed (Dansili) is unbeaten in three starts after winning the Group Three Tattersalls Musidora Stakes at York on Wednesday, pulling a length-and-three-quarters clear under Frankie Dettori on unsuitably soft ground. Vintage Folly took second from fellow maiden winner Serenada.

Frankie 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. I would say that a mile and a quarter is just about right for her."

John Gosden said: "Before racing the ground was in pristine condition. The ground staff have done the most wonderful job. It was beautiful grass with great depth to it, but sadly we had a mass amount of rain.

"It was only because it was in great condition before that we decided to run. She hated it. It was too soft and she was not happy at all, but she had the class to win.

"She will go to the Prix de Diane which is just over a month's time. It gives her a month to get over the race. She is a mile-and-a-quarter filly - this did stretch the stamina today.

"If it went very soft we wouldn't run her, but if it is good, good to soft or fast, we would love it. She is a top of the ground filly. She was always the best of our fillies last year.

"I took my son Thady to Yarmouth especially to be there when she ran. That was soft and she didn't like it, but she won. She has run twice on soft ground and hasn't liked it, but she has always been a gorgeous filly.

"I trained her second dam, Prophecy, to win the Cheveley Park for Prince Khalid. You can straight away see that there is a bundle of speed on the dam's side.

"She has got the scope to get a mile and a quarter, but I wouldn't be running her in any Oaks."

Filed on 18 May 2017 @ 11:45