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Daisy unlikely for Oaks despite easy Goodwood win

Marsh Daisy made it two wins in quick succession as she ran out a comfortable winner of the highlight at Goodwood on Thursday, the listed Height Of Fashion Stakes.

 

Trained by Hughie Morrison, the daughter of Pivotal who was having just her third start, was perfectly positioned early on against the near side rail and travelled strongly under the guidance of Pat Dobbs.

 

Dobbs delivered his challenge inside the final two furlongs and hit the front a furlong from home to win comfortably by two lengths from Eastern Belle.

 

The three-year-old chestnut filly began her career with a fine fourth to the well regarded Bright Approach in a 10 furling maiden at Newbury last month and deservedly got off the mark to win at Ascot earlier this month.

 

Despite her comfortable victory at Goodwood, a tilt at the Epsom Oaks does not look an option for Marsh Daisy with the trainer highlighting other options as stronger possibilities.

 

The winning trainer said:  “Epsom would not be her track anyhow.”

 “We have no firm plans but I would have thought we’d go to something like the Lancashire Oaks, or she would be a very nice staying filly in the autumn.”

 

“She’s done very little, is a light filly and has proved on the racecourse what a decent filly she is,” Morrison added.

 

“Pat felt like she skipped through the ground.”

 

Snow Fairy was the last winner of the Height Of Fashion Stakes to win the Oaks after being supplemented following her victory in 2010.

 

Jordan Princess was sent off the 5-2 favourite for the Listed contest but failed to land a blow, eventually finishing last. Luca Cumani’s filly had previously finished second to Oaks favourite Taghrooda in the Pretty Polly Stakes at Newmarket last month.

 

By Joseph Smyth / Photo: John Walton/PA Wire

22/05/14


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