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  • 14:30 Tattersalls Musidora Stakes 1m 2f 88y

  • (Fillies' Group 3) £65,000 added 3yo 5 ran
  • Winner £36,900 2nd £13,988 3rd £7,000 4th £3,490
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 2m 10.60s
  • Off time: 14:31:16

Full result

14:30 York Result 11th May 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (3) Joviality 8-12 W Buick J H M Gosden 3 5/1
Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, edged left, kept on gamely, just held on opened 11/2 touched 11/2 £2200-£400
2nd (2) hd Barefoot Lady (IRE) 8-12 P Hanagan R A Fahey 3 9/4
Tracked leader and keen, pushed along from 4f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed narrowly inside final furlong, soon edged left, kept on and every chance, just held close home opened 2/1 touched 9/4 £4500-£2000 £10000-£5000 £1000-£500
3rd (1) 9 Whey Sauce (JPN) 8-12 Jack Mitchell P W Chapple-Hyam 3 25/1
Tracked leaders and keen, ridden over 2f out, soon outpaced, kept on to take 3rd well inside final furlong opened 33/1 touched 33/1
4th (4) hd Arizona Jewel 8-12 T P Queally Sir H R A Cecil 3 11/8f
Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd over 5f out, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon no extra opened 7/4 touched 7/4 £7000-£4000 £3500-£2000 £1750-£1000(x8) £1625-£1000 £1300-£800
5th (5) hd Amazing Beauty (IRE) 8-12 R L Moore A P O'Brien 3 11/2
Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, no extra from over 1f out opened 5/1 touched 11/2 £3000-£500

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££2.50,£1.50
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00

Jackpot: £8,787.16 carried forward to York, 12th May
Placepot: £2,923.40, Pool: £182016.7, 45.45 winning tickets
Quadpot: £190.00, Pool: £11121.65, 43.3 winning tickets


An interesting trial, although the comments of John Gosden after the race would suggest that the winner, JOVIALITY, would be as likely to drop back in trip as step up for the Oaks. To her credit, she wasn't stopping at the line, suggesting that 12 furlongs should be within her range, and it takes a strong horse to master the runner-up Barefoot Lady. Amazing Beauty set just steady fractions in the early stages, ensuring that the field were closely stacked up turning for home. It was at that point that Barefoot Lady came (seriously) off the bridle, and her goose looked cooked, however in hindsight that was just the filly getting outpaced as the tempo quickened. Arizona Jewel moved through (having tracked the pace throughout) to commit for home with three furlongs to run, and she looked set to career clear under hands and heels. However the response when Tom Queally got more animated was far from impressive and the filly was soon swallowed up by Barefoot Lady on her outer, and even further wide, Joviality. The pair soon drew clear, and had a real ding-dong battle throughout the final furlong. When it looked as if Joviality may go on, the runner-up showed the heart of a lion to fight back, and there was only a rather generous looking head between them at the line. They did get pretty close late on, but there was nothing there to change the result. The winner raced kindly for William Buick, especially as having been keen on her reappearance, one may have expected her to pull for her head, but she settled nicely. She seems quite naturally exuberant, but given this was only her third start, her greenness is very much understandable. Barefoot Lady ran a belter, especially considering she had a hard race in the 1000 Guineas just 10 days previously. She got the trip well, and would have preferred a stronger gallop early on. She doesn't look top-class but is a hardy filly and will be placed in Group races this season again, and may even pick up another race, perhaps on the continent. What the form amounts to might be called into question, as bar the runner-up, the rest look iffy. Arizona Jewel was in a great place to strike but she disappointed badly. In her defence this was only her third start but this must go down as a poor run and she has something to prove now; she's bred to get further but seemed to stop very quickly here. Interestingly she was fitted with a blindfold for stalls entry but seemed calm enough; she didn't appear to lose her race before it had started. Amazing Beauty set the pace, but had no answers when tackled by the pack turning in. She looked to race a tad lazily at times, and is yet to reproduce on the track what her breeding suggests she could be capable of; she is no Oaks filly on this evidence. Whey Sauce was taking a big step up in class here and ran well for a long way. She was found out when the sprint developed but should find her mark at a more reasonable level.