Musidora success creates Nausha dilemma
Nausha booked her place in either the Oaks at Epsom or Prix de Diane in France with a hard-fought victory in the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes.
She won by a neck from Entitle and Frankellina, who dead-heated for second.
Trainer Roger Varian was not surprised the Kingman filly, owned by Nurlan Bizakov, ran well despite having finished a well-beaten fourth of six on her reappearance at Kempton Park.
"We loved her last year," said Varian. "We decided to dip our toe in over a mile to see if she was a Guineas filly so went to Kempton, but in hindsight she had not come in her herself and was too fresh.
"I thought she would run well over a mile and a quarter.
"She'll be left in the Oaks and we would like to run but do we step up to a mile and a half there or do we stay at a mile and a quarter in the Diane?"