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Saturday 18 November 2017

Cumani in no rush to make plans for 1000 Guineas flop Seta

Luca Cumani is no hurry to formulate a programme for Seta following her disappointing performance in the StanJames.com 1000 Guineas.

The well-fancied filly could never get into the race dominated by Jacqueline Quest and Special Duty, eventually finishing 12th in Sunday's Classic.

The Newmarket trainer reports Seta to be none the worse but feels it is too early to book her next race.

"She's come out of it very well because in the end she didn't have a hard race," he said. "When Kieren (Fallon) realised he couldn't get involved from the position he was in he basically let her coast home and there was no point being hard on her.

"We haven't made any plans. We'll observe her and monitor her training and then we'll discuss with the owners what we do next. Anything is possible."

Meanwhile Rumoush remains a possible contender for next month's Investec Oaks after taking her fine effort in Sunday's 1000 Guineas in her stride.

Marcus Tregoning's filly was drawn widest of all in stall 18 and despite this proving a major hindrance, she ran an eyecatching race to finish seventh.

Angus Gold, racing manager for owner Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, said: "I believe she's fine and Marcus seems happy with how she's come out of the race.

"We haven't really discussed it yet but she's in the Oaks and she'd be an obvious possible for that."

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