Star shines in Musidora
John Gosden and Frankie Dettori celebrated Musidora success at York this afternoon and their Oaks hopeful Star Of Seville just lasted home from a fast finishing Ryan Moore and Aidan O’Brien trained Together Forever.
Sent off a 4/6f favourite despite a marked rise in class against Group 1 winner Together Forever it was a confident Dettori who sent on the filly into the lead to dictate things from the front and although idling a little at the furlong pole she had enough to withstand the challenge towards the line and all eyes will now be on the Oaks at Epsom next month for both the first and second.
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.”
John Gosden was not worried about tackling further in the Classic. “She’ll stay, there is no doubt about that, she has done very well for such an inexperienced filly.”
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