Musidora Stakes: Timeform's runner-by-runner guide

Racing at York
It's day one of the Dante meeting at York on Wednesday

Timeform bring you their comprehensive runner-by-runner guide to the Musidora Stakes at York on Wednesday and pick out their 1-2-3...

"...she is taken to enhance her Oaks credentials with victory in this trial..."

Timeform on Noon Star

Musidora Stakes
15:10 York, Wednesday
Live on ITV4

1. Auria (Andrew Balding/ Oisin Murphy)
Built on debut promise to land an all-weather novice at Kempton in November and improved further when a keeping-on second in a good quality minor event at Ascot last month. This trip looks well within her range (yet to race beyond a mile) and she is going the right way, but more is needed in this company.

2. Glenartney (Ed Walker/ Tom Marquand)
Comes from a good family - out of an unraced half-sister to dual Group 1 winner Nathaniel - and she showed ability when winning a Newmarket novice over seven furlongs on her second start last season. She will appreciate this marked step up in trip but is pitched in the deep end here.

3. Mystery Angel (George Boughey/ Ben Curtis)
Progressed well last season, winning twice and finishing placed in Group 3/listed level, and she has taken another step forward this term, landing the listed Pretty Polly Stakes at Newmarket earlier this month. Had a fitness and experience edge over her rivals at Newmarket but is still entitled to respect based on that form.

4. Noon Star (Sir Michael Stoute/ Richard Kingscote)
Impeccable pedigree, being a Galileo filly out of multiple Group 1 winner Midday. Impressed when winning a Nottingham maiden on her final start last season and picked up where she left off with victory in novice company over this trip at Wetherby. That form has since been boosted and she has more to offer, so she is an exciting prospect.

5. Quiet Assassin (Adrian Keatley/ Sean Davis)
Won at Beverley on debut last season but has essentially had her limitations exposed since. Impossible to fancy upped in grade and trip.

6. Senita (John & Thady Gosden/ Frankie Dettori)
Frankel filly who finished runner-up on her first two starts before making the most of a good opportunity in a one mile Redcar novice in October. Disappointed on her reappearance, however, and this is a hard race to bounce back in. First-time hood applied.

7. Snowfall (Aidan O'Brien/ Ryan Moore)
Won a Curragh maiden over seven furlongs in July, but failed to score again when campaigned exclusively in Group company, seemingly having her shortcomings exposed. Dangerous to rule out upped in trip for these powerful connections, however.

8. Teona (Roger Varian/ Andrea Atzeni)
Shaped with plenty of promise when runner-up to another good prospect on debut at Newcastle in October and she landed the odds in ready fashion back there three weeks later, quickening nine lengths clear. Open to significant progress and has been well backed for the Oaks of late.

Timeform's Analyst Verdict

A feature of the superbly-bred Noon Star's victories has been her strength at the finish and she is taken to enhance her Oaks credentials with victory in this trial. While not achieving as much in form terms, Teona is a smashing prospect and is a shorter price for Epsom glory, so she commands the utmost respect, along with Mystery Angel.

1. Noon Star
2. Teona
3. Mystery Angel

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