"We've won it with some very good ones, but she's avery admirable filly," Stoute told Racing Post. "We've had a lot of problems with her back and sometimes that compromises her. We have the physios working on her all the time."The 5-year-old daughter of Pivotal-Fatefully (Private Account) won for the fifth time in eight lifetime starts. She won the Windsor Forest Stakes (Eng-II) to begin her 2004 season at Royal Ascot in June and last year's Matron Stakes (Ire-II) at the Curragh.Kentucky-bred Zosima, winner of the Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes (gr. III) last year, finished fourth with Frankie Dettori in the irons. The final time was 2:05 over good to firm going. Six competed.
The finish came just in time for Gainsborough Farm homebred Favourable Terms and jockey Kieren Fallon, who held off a soaring Silence Is Golden by a short head for victory in the Vodafone Nassau Stakes (Eng-I) at Goodwood Saturday.Trainer Sir Michael Stoute won the 1 1/4-mile Nassau for the third straight time and seventh overall. He won with Islington in 2002 and Russian Rhythm a year ago.Silence is Golden, ridden by Jimmy Fortune, beat favorite Chorist for second by a neck. Darryll Holland drove Chorist to the lead three-eighths of a mile from home after Godolphin's Echoes In Eternity set a solid pace. Favourable Terms, fifth early, edged in front inside the final furlong and fought to hold on.