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Sunday, 09 December, 2018

Enable's conqueror Shutter Speed makes transfer to US

Shutter Speed: off to pastures new
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Group 3-winning filly Shutter Speed has left John Gosden's Newmarket stable to continue her career in the US.

The daughter of Dansili was fancied for the Oaks in the spring after accounting for her subsequent multiple Group 1-winning stablemate Enable in a conditions event at Newbury in April, the only defeat in the Arc-winning heroine's career.

Watch: when Shutter Speed beat Enable

Shutter Speed then achieved her most prestigious success to date when accounting for Vintage Folly in the Group 3 Musidora Stakes at York in May before finishing a close fourth – beaten just a length and a half – from a wide draw behind Senga in the French Oaks the following month.

Khalid Abdullah's filly appeared just once more after that when set a tough task in the Group 1 Juddmonte International at York in August when she finished sixth of the seven runners behind Ulysses.

More opportunities

At the outset of the year, connections had considered Shutter Speed to be at the top of the pecking order among the Clarehaven fillies and it is hoped the US style of racing will enable her to realise her full potential in 2018.

Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to Khalid Abdullah, said: "Shutter Speed has gone to the US where she's having a break at one of our farms before we decide where she will go back in to training. It makes sense as Dansili's seem to do well over there and there are more opportunities for older fillies.

"She should be suited by the style of racing in the US, which is mainly on fast ground and around bends and it's just a question of balancing these fillies out."

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She should be suited by the style of racing in the US which is mainly on fast ground and around bends
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