The Fugue set for Markel Insurance Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood
Last Updated: 06/07/14 12:00pm
The Fugue could head to Glorious Goodwood
The Markel Insurance Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood is the likely next objective for The Fugue following her disappointing showing in Saturday's Coral-Eclipse.
John Gosden's filly was sent off favourite for the Sandown showpiece having clinched her fourth Group One victory with a brilliant display in the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot, but having been ridden with restraint by William Buick, she failed to reel in the leaders.
The five-year-old passed the post sixth as the admirable Mukhadram secured his first top-level triumph and connections of The Fugue feel the rain that fell earlier in the day played a major part in her demise.
The mare could now take on her own sex and go for a second Nassau after being successful in 2012.
Simon Marsh, racing manager for the owners Lord and Lady Lloyd-Webber, said: "I haven't spoken to John today but the filly was absolutely fine last night and I'm pretty sure there is nothing wrong with her.
"It was a shame we had the shower earlier in the day, which made the ground a bit loose. We just have to move on and we'll look at the Nassau for her next.
"Yesterday was just one of those days."