The Fugue To Finish 2012 In Hong Kong

Tue 20th Nov 2012, 11:47

The Fugue seen here finishing third in the Oaks
©Healy Racing Photos
Top-class filly The Fugue will finish off her 2012 campaign in the Longines Hong Kong Vase on December 9 before remaining in training next year.

Owned by Lord Lloyd Webber as part of his Watership Down Stud, the daughter of Dansili has had a busy season which started with a fourth-placed finish in the 1000 Guineas.

She won the Musidora Stakes and looked a very unlucky third in the Oaks but took her own slice of Group One glory in the Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.

Most recently, she was taken by trainer John Gosden to finish third in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf, again not getting a clear passage.

The family's racing and bloodstock manager, Simon Marsh, said: "She has been supplemented for the mile and a half race in Hong Kong, and we'll just see how she is over the next week or so. She will also stay in training next year."

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