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  • 15:00 Barrett Steel May Hill Stakes 1m

  • (Fillies' Group 2) (Str) £70,000 added 2yo 8 ran
  • Winner £39,697 2nd £15,050 3rd £7,532 4th £3,752
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
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  • Winning time: 1m 38.39s
  • Off time: 15:01:06
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Light shines brightest

Godolphin filly battles hard for win

Last Updated: 09/09/11 3:46pm

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Lyric Of Light: Got the better of Fallen For You

Lyric Of Light: Got the better of Fallen For You

Godolphin's Lyric Of Light battled hard to win the Group Two Barrett Steel May Hill Stakes at Doncaster on Friday.

The Street Cry filly was always travelling well under Frankie Dettori as Clive Brittain's Semayyel set a strong pace, but the winner had to repel a strong challenge from Fallen For You inside the final furlong.

William Buick looked to be getting there on the 2-1 favourite but Dettori squeezed home the 9-1 winner by a neck.

Samitar (9-2) was three-and-a-quarter lengths further back in third.

The winner was given a 12-1 first show quote for next year's 1000 Guineas by Sky Bet, while runner-up Fallen For You is unchanged at 12s for the first fillies' Classic.

Plans

Winning trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni said: "The plan is maybe to take her to France for the Prix Marcel Boussac but she'll also be put in the Fillies' Mile. She's a nice filly and we'll how she improves."

Trainer of the runner-up, John Gosden, added: "The races have all changed. There are three in 27 days with the Prestige, May Hill and Fillies' Mile.

"We didn't want to be engaged in all three so came here and it was a real hot race. We're thrilled with the run. She's a lovely big filly and has a scope for next year.

"William felt he was intimidated and squeezed across but that happens in racing. If you consider it's a strong cross-headwind it's no surprise."

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