The Fugue is reported to be none the worse following Meydan flop
The Fugue is reported to be none the worse the morning after her disappointing display in the Dubai Duty Free at Meydan.
Last Updated: 30/03/14 12:10pm
John Gosden's three-time Group One-winning mare had only twice previously finished out of the first three in 14 career starts and one of those occasions was her fourth-placed finished in the 1000 Guineas two years ago.
Making her first appearance since being narrowly denied in the Hong Kong Vase last December, the five-year-old was unsurprisingly strongly fancied for her Dubai debut, but trailed home a well-beaten 11th of the 13 runners.
Simon Marsh, racing manager for owners Lord and Lady Lloyd-Webber, said: "She's absolutely fine this morning and it was just one of those things. We'll regroup when we get back to England and make a plan from there."