Shutter takes Musidora test
Despite her presence towards the head of the betting for the Investec Oaks, John Gosden believes the 10 furlongs of Wednesday's Tattersalls Musidora Stakes at York is as far as Shutter Speed wants to go for now.
Winner of a Yarmouth maiden over a mile last season, which was her only outing at two, she reappeared at Newbury last month.
Sent off the 5-4 favourite, Shutter Speed, a daughter of Dansili and out of an Oasis Dream mare, showed an impressive turn of foot to beat her stablemate Enable, who has since come out and won the Cheshire Oaks.
As Enable is in the same Khalid Abdullah ownership, the likelihood is she will run at Epsom with Shutter Speed heading for the French Oaks, the Prix de Diane, over 10 furlongs.
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"Shutter Speed won nicely at Newbury and we rather feel, at this stage, around a mile and a quarter is her trip," said Gosden.
"When she ran at Newbury, the plan was the Musidora. We said that straight away and we're staying with the plan.
"She is a nice type of filly – she could do no more than what she has done so far."
Jim Bolger's Vociferous Marina appears to be one of the main dangers.
A filly by Vocalised, she beat Aidan O'Brien's Pocketfullofdreams, who was second in the Lingfield Oaks Trial on Saturday, in the Listed Salsabil Stakes last time out.
Roger Varian runs Sandown maiden winner Serenada, Hugo Palmer sends Vintage Folly north after winning her only start to date, while Mark Johnston fields Miss Infinity, fourth in the Pretty Polly at Newmarket.
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