Nausha got the better of a tight finish to the Group Three Tattersalls Musidora Stakes at York.

Ten three year-old fillies went to post for this renowned Oaks Trial over a mile and a quarter.

At the off it was Swift Rose, from the widest draw, who broke best and quickly moved across to the inside rails, although she had failed to settle.

I’ll Have Another pressed on in the lead from Swift Rose, who was fighting for her head, while Dubai Blue, the other Godolphin runner, was also prominent and Fresnel tracked this trio.

Silvestre De Sousa and I’ll Have Another, continued to lead into the home straight, with Dubai Blue and Swift Rose next.

With two furlongs to race, I’ll Have Another was challenged by Swift Rose and Fresnel, with those in behind struggling to close.

But in the final furlong, the fillies on the stands side began to overhaul the long-time leaders, with Frankellina, Nausha and Entitle taking over.

The three fillies fought out a terrific tussle and between horses, it was Nausha and Andrea Atzeni who got up narrowly from Frankellina and Entitle, who dead-heated for second place.

Winning trainer Roger Varian said: “I’m so pleased for her owner, Nurlan Bizakov, he’s such an enthusiast, a great supporter of the game and very patient, so I’m pleased this filly has come good today.

“We had been considering the 1000 Guineas, but we didn’t fancy running her in a trial over seven furlongs at Newmarket and went for a conditions race at Kempton over a mile with a view to this race instead.

“She’ll be left in the (Epsom) Oaks tomorrow, we’ll see how she comes out of the race and then we’ll consider all the options.

“She’s in the Prix Diane in France as well, which is an extended 10 furlongs, so she’s got all the options.

“She’s a very nice filly and I’m delighted she’s won today, so we’ll enjoy it.

Haggas was proud of the performance of Frankellina, as was her owner-breeder Anthony Oppenheimer.

Haggas said: “I don’t know about the value of the form, but she’s run a very good race.

“We hope there’s more to come. We’ll see where everything fits in, but we’d have settled for that this morning.”

Oppenheimer added: “She’s certainly done enough to earn a place at Epsom, but there may be other places we could go, so we couldn’t possibly make a decision now.

“We’ve no idea what the ground would be like at Epsom or Royal Ascot, but she just ran out of puff, which we thought she might. She’ll be better next time out.”

Gosden said of Entitle: “She was very green and on and off the bridle, but Frankie (Dettori) said she was learning all the time. I think she’s a Ribblesdale filly, so that’s where she’ll go.

“She whacked herself and Frankie collected her for a bit before realising she was fine, but she caught herself and took a bad step.

“He thought she’d gone wrong for a few strides, but she hasn’t. She ran a nice race.”