Jockey William Buick ‘excited’ by chances of The Fugue in Investec Oaks

08:13 01 June 2012

The Fugue and William Buick win the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes during the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes Day at York Racecourse, York.

The Fugue and William Buick win the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes during the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes Day at York Racecourse, York.

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Jockey William Buick said this week that Investec Oaks favourite The Fugue has the right attributes to have a realistic chance of winning the fillies’ classic at Epsom on Friday.

The Fugue bids to give Buick and trainer John Gosden their first winner in the 12 furlong Classic after creating a massive impression with the manner of her victory in the Group 3 Tattersalls Musidora Stakes at York in May.

“The Fugue is a lovely filly,” Buick said. “She won the Musidora very easily - she has the quality to go very close.

“She has a realistic chance of winning the Oaks which is very exciting. That is the good thing about her, she has a great temperament.

“She was great before the race at York and travelled beautifully in it. She has done everything right and she strikes me as a filly who will go round Epsom, though you never really know until the day. I feel she has all the right attributes.”

Gosden, who tasted Classic success at Epsom when landing the Investec Derby with Benny The Dip in 1997, said: The Fugue is a very nice filly. We had a very dry autumn and winter then torrential rain in April and May and York was the first major meeting to start on good ground.

“The Fugue was asked a big question. She ran in the Guineas on ground that was a little bit specialist and she was struck into. She came out of that well and won nicely at York. You need luck in running at Epsom and I hope she stays.”


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