So Mi Dar wins Musidora Stakes at York for Frankie Dettori

Frankie Dettori on So Mi Dar
Dettori and Gosden won the 2015 race with Star Of Seville

Odds-on favourite So Mi Dar ran out a convincing winner of the Musidora Stakes at York as jockey Frankie Dettori clocked up a treble.

The daughter of Dubawi, trained by John Gosden for owner Lord Lloyd Webber, won by four lengths from Fireglow.

Dettori was able to give his mount a celebratory pat before passing the winning line.

Bookmakers rate So Di Mar the 5-2 second favourite behind Minding (5-4) for the Oaks at Epsom on 3 June.

Victory brought up a double for Dettori, who also won the Duke of York Stakes on Magical Memory, trained by Charlie Hills.

He completed a treble from three rides when Gosden's Castle Harbour later landed the Conundrum HR Consulting Stakes.

It was a third career triumph for unbeaten Epsom Derby Trial winner So Mi Dar, whose dam Dar Re Mi won three Group One races.

"She'll give me a good spin around Epsom," said Dettori.

"She's got what you require (for the Oaks) - she's got tactical speed, she travels, quickens and stays the distance."

Frankie Dettori performs a flying dismount from So Mi Dar
Dettori performs a flying dismount from So Mi Dar


BBC horse racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght

"This was the most emphatic success in a Classic trial race this spring, and well and truly threw down the Oaks gauntlet to the 1000 Guineas winner Minding, though there's still technically a chance So Mi Dar could take up her entry in the Derby at Epsom

"Intriguingly both So Mi Dar and Minding have beaten Fireglow impressively by about the same distance though this race was over a quarter-mile further than the Guineas. What a potentially thrilling clash at Epsom theirs could be."