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Certify keeps record in the Shadwell Fillies' Mile at Newmarket

Updated: Friday, 28 Sep 2012 15:35

Certify on the way to outsprinting rivals to win the Shadwell Fillies' Mile at Newmarket
Certify on the way to outsprinting rivals to win the Shadwell Fillies' Mile at Newmarket

Certify showed an impressive turn of foot to take her 100% record to four in the Shadwell Fillies' Mile at Newmarket.

Held up at the back of the field in the early stages by Mickael Barzalona, the 4-6 shot was asked for an effort and picked up in a matter of strides to go from last to first just over two furlongs out.

Mahmood Al Zarooni's charge was soon well clear and went on to score by four and a half lengths from Roz, with Amazonas third as Godolphin took this Group One prize for the third year running.

Al Zarooni said: She's done very well. She was a bit excited before the race which is not normal. Maybe a faster pace would have helped.

"I think we'd prefer to put her away for next season now. She's a lady and we should look after her.

"I can't say for 100% if she's better than Lyric Of Light (won Fillies' Mile last year) but she has won by four lengths and I think the other one only won by a head."

Simon Crisford, Godolphin's racing manager, said: "She's a top notch filly but it's a shame John Gosden's filly (Winsili) didn't run as we might have had a better idea where we stand."

Barzalona said: "When you have good horses it is easier.

"She's a very nice filly, she's improved with each race and I hope she keeps going.

"Today is the first time she has won well, when I asked her to go she answered.

"She's very straightforward and she kept going. She looks exciting for next year and should be good."

Harry Dunlop said of Roz: "I'm absolutely delighted and I think the winner is a very good filly. Jim Crowley said they didn't go a great gallop but you can't complain as she's been second in a Group One. I suspect we'll finish her for the season now."

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