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Musidora runners stake Oaks claims at York

Updated: Monday, 12 May 2014 12:33 | Comments

York's three-day Dante meeting gets underway on Wednesday
York's three-day Dante meeting gets underway on Wednesday

Unbeaten fillies Cambridge, Madame Chiang and Queen Of Ice feature among the 10 horses declared for the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes at York on Wednesday.

The Charlie Hills-trained Cambridge created a good impression when making a winning debut at Nottingham in early October and steps up to Group Three level on her return in this recognised trial for next month's Investec Oaks at Epsom.

Madame Chiang was also successful on her only previous start for David Simcock, streaking clear at Yarmouth, while Queen Of Ice has won at Newmarket and Kempton for William Haggas.

John Gosden, already responsible for Oaks favourite Taghrooda, is represented by the maiden Eastern Belle.

She has run well in defeat on each of her three starts, but does not hold an entry at Epsom and the trainer has stated she will only run at York if the ground is suitable.

Phil Kirby runs Lady Heidi, a runaway winner of the Silver Tankard Stakes at Pontefract on her final start last year, while fellow Yorkshire-based trainer Richard Fahey saddles Latenightrequest, who has plenty of experience having won four times from 10 starts.

Michael Stoute's impressive Lingfield winner Shama and the Ralph Beckett-trained Regardez also warrant plenty of respect.

Tony Coyle's Nell Gwyn sixth Lily Rules and Nancy From Nairobi from Mick Channon's yard complete the field.

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