Minding proves her toughness in Nassau dogfight at Glorious Goodwood

• Filly defies rough and tumble to win for Ryan Moore and Aidan O’Brien
• Dancing Star’s Stewards’ Cup victory adds to bookmakers’ misery

The common complaint about Flat racing’s superstars is that they are wrapped in cotton wool as soon as their reputations are made. No such accusation can be made in the case of Minding, who was once more on the wrong end of some rough-housing before easing to almost inevitable victory in the Nassau Stakes here.

This handsome filly was running for the fifth time this year and for the 10th time in her career, yet there is no sign of that busy campaign leaving any kind of mark. That is, unless you count the six-inch wound she gave herself in May when smacking her head on the starting stalls before the Irish 1,000 Guineas.

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