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Certify storms to Fillies' Mile win

Fri, 28 September 2012

Certify showed an impressive turn of foot to take her 100% record to four in the Shadwell Fillies' Mile at Newmarket.

Held up at the back of the field in the early stages by Mickael Barzalona, the 4-6 shot was asked for an effort and picked up in a matter of strides to go from last to first just over two furlongs out.

Mahmood Al Zarooni's charge was soon well clear and went on to score by four and a half lengths from Roz, with Amazonas third as Godolphin took this Group One prize for the third year running.

Al Zarooni said: She's done very well. She was a bit excited before the race which is not normal. Maybe a faster pace would have helped. I think we'd prefer to put her away for next season now. She's a lady and we should look after her.

"I can't say for 100% if she's better than Lyric Of Light (won Fillies' Mile last year) but she has won by four lengths and I think the other one only won by a head."

Simon Crisford, Godolphin's racing manager, said: "She's a top notch filly but it's a shame John Gosden's filly (Winsili) didn't run as we might have had a better idea where we stand."

Barzalona said: "When you have good horses it is easier.

"She's a very nice filly, she's improved with each race and I hope she keeps going."