John Oxx admits he’d have chosen longer to have prepared Skitter Scatter because of her crack.
Once her coach chose to relinquish his licence and join forces A Group One-winning juvenile for Patrick Prendergast, the filly moved to John Oxx.
She made her comeback and led to Newmarket for its Qipco 1000 Guineas as a top elaborate, however picked up an injury last week.
The 16-day gap between races is a slight concern, while Oxx was happy with her to finish second.
“She’s in good shape and she came out of her recent race in great shape,” explained Oxx.
“She’s a fairly simple filly to train and has a nice attitude to her job. She does enough and she is generous, although she is very ready, not an over-exuberant worker.
“We’ve been pleased with her since her race. We were thrilled to get her .
“She ran a fantastic race, so she didn’t win, which I would have enjoyed her to perform, but it was perfect really as she had a great race. She just got tired and blew up in the last furlong.
“We’re blessed to be able to get her there and get to conduct her on good earth. It could have easily been a bog and then what would we have completed – would we have not or conducted her.
“We got away with this. It’s only 16 days we all expect now that she is able to advance to run another race and today, I would have chosen but it’s what it is.
“It hasn’t been perfect, but we need to be glad that she has been in good shape all along and has kept moving the right way.”