John Gosden’s filly wasn’t at home in the soft conditions but her class got her through as she quickened nicely to get the better of her rivals on the Knavesmire under Franke Dettori
SHUTTER SPEED stamped her class on the Musidora field despite worries over the ground.
John Gosden’s filly was a doubt to run at York with conditions deteriorating, but even on the soft ground she quickened smartly to defeat her rivals.
Connections confirmed she will miss The Oaks and instead head for the Prix de Diane at Chantilly.
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Winning jockey 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.”
Gosden confirmed the Prix de Diane at Chantilly on June 18 is the target for Shutter Speed.
He said: “Before racing the ground was in pristine condition. The ground staff have done the most wonderful job.
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“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.”