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Gosden Bullish About Fugue

Friday, 1st November 2013

John Gosden has announced that star UK mare The Fugue is in "tremendous shape" after watching jockey William Buick put her through her paces at Santa Anita Park on Wednesday morning, reports ukracing.com. Trackside to watch the last-start Gr1 Irish Champion Stakes winner tune up for Saturday's Breeders' Cup Turf was part-owner Lady Lloyd Webber and racing manager Simon Marsh. "She seems fine and had a nice lob around the turf track. She moved very smoothly and certainly knew her way around the place," Gosden said. "I'm pleased to see that the weather has brightened up, as it was cloudy and rainy over the past couple of days." Gosden has opted to target the BC Turf in preference to the Filly & Mare Turf, the race The Fugue was an unlucky third in last year. "I admit we are taking a bold step going for the championship race (Turf) but we thought 'be bold and aim for it'," he said. Gosden added: "It's a good, strong field and I have a lot of respect for Point Of Entry, who is a fine big horse, but our filly is in tremendous shape and we thought 'let's go for the big one'."

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