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John Gosden was delighted with his Qipco 1000 Guineas fillies Starscope and The Fugue after they finished second and fourth in the Rowley Mile Classic.
Stable jockey William Buick was on board 22-1 shot The Fugue, but it was her 33-1 stable companion Starscope who performed best under Jimmy Fortune, finishing a length in front of favourite Maybe without ever threatening to get near the runaway winner Homecoming Queen.
"I was thrilled with both my fillies, who will go further in time and will want a longer trip," said the Newmarket handler.
"They've run great but, unfortunately, The Fugue has been struck into on her hind leg and I hope she'll be OK. Starscope has run well and is a nice prospect."
Fortune said of Starscope: "My filly ran a great race, but we never saw where the winner had gone", while Buick added of The Fugue: "I'm very happy with her. She ran really well, but it was a rough race in the early stages and the ground was not ideal for her. She will improve in time."
Joseph O'Brien, who won the 2000 Guineas on Camelot, felt Maybe was perhaps lacking in race fitness. He said: "She travelled into the race well but she just got a bit tired on the ground, which is getting softer all the time."