John Oxx admits he’d have chosen longer to have ready Skitter Scatter because of her crack.
A Group One-winning juvenile for Patrick Prendergast transferred to John Oxx when join forces with the multiple Classic-winning handler and her coach opted to relinquish his licence.
She led into Newmarket for the Qipco 1000 Guineas but picked up an accident and just made her comeback last week.
The difference between races is a small concern, while Oxx was happy with her run to finish second.
“She’s in great shape and she came from her latest race in good shape,” said Oxx.
“She’s a fairly uncomplicated filly to train and also has a nice attitude to her job. She does enough and she is generous, although she’s very willing, maybe not an over-exuberant worker.
“We’ve been happy with her since her race. We were delighted to get her there.
“She ran a great race, she didn’t win, which I would have enjoyed her to do, but it was perfect really because she had a wonderful race. She awakened in the last furlong and got tired.
“We’re lucky to be able to get her there and get to run her on good ground. It might have easily been a bog – would we have conducted not.
“We got away with that. Unfortunately it’s only 16 days to the Matron now, I would have preferred but it is what it is and we all hope now that she can progress enough at that 16 times to conduct another race that is fantastic.
“It hasn’t been ideal, but we have to be glad that she has been in great shape all along and has kept moving the perfect way.”

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