John Oxx worried over Skitter Scatter prep

John Oxx admits he’d have preferred longer to have prepared Skitter Scatter for her crack in the Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes at Leopardstown following week.
A Group One-winning juvenile for Patrick Prendergast moved to John Oxx when combine forces with all the numerous Classic-winning handler and her coach opted to relinquish his licence.
She just made her comeback at Tipperary and headed to Newmarket as a elaborate for the 1000 Guineas, however picked up an accident last week.
While Oxx had been delighted with her the 16-day difference between races would be a concern.
“She’s in great shape and she came from her latest race in good shape,” said Oxx.
“She is a pretty simple filly to train and has a nice attitude to her work. She’s generous, but she does enough although she is very ready, maybe not an over-exuberant employee.
“We have been happy with her because her race. We’re thrilled to get her there.
“She ran a great race, she didn’t win, which I’d have enjoyed her to perform, but it was ideal really as she had a nice race. She got tired and blew up in the last furlong.
“We were lucky to be able to get her there and get to conduct her on good earth. It might happen to be then what would we have completed and a bog – would we have not or conduct her.
“We got away with this. It’s only 16 days today, I would have preferred three months, but it is what it is and we all expect now that she can advance to conduct another race.
“It hasn’t been ideal, but we need to be glad that she has been in good shape all along and has kept moving the right way.”