Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes (Fillies' Group 3) 7f

  • (3yo, 7f, Class 1, 13 runners)
  • Winner £31,190 2nd £11,825 3rd £5,918 4th £2,948 5th £1,480 6th £742
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 27.60s
  • Off time: 16:11:05

Full Result

16:10 Newmarket
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st (2) 2 Esentepe (IRE) R Hannon 3 8-12 P J Dobbs 28/1
SP 28/1 Tracked leader, led 2f out, driven out opened 25/1 touched 33/1
2nd (7) nk 1 Nayarra (IRE) M R Channon 3 9-1 M Dwyer 20/1
SP 20/1 Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, gaining near finish opened 25/1 £5000-£175
3rd (12) ½ 5 Lily's Angel (IRE) R A Fahey 3 8-12 P Hanagan 9/1
SP 9/1 In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish opened 15/2
4th (10) s.h 11 Starscope J H M Gosden 3 8-12 h W Buick 7/1
SP 7/1 Held up towards rear, headway entering final furlong, ran on, not reach leaders opened 8/1
5th (8) s.h 4 Lady Gorgeous M R Channon 3 8-12 Martin Harley 22/1
SP 22/1 Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong opened 20/1 £25000-£1000
6th (13) 12 Sunday Times P W Chapple-Hyam 3 8-12 T P Queally 15/2
SP 15/2 Keen held up in last place, headway on outer over 1f out, kept on towards finish, nearest finish £3000-£360
7th (3) 2 13 What's Up (IRE) K A Ryan 3 8-12 J P Spencer 100/1
SP 100/1 Steadied start, in rear, ridden 3f out, keeping on when switched left inside final furlong, never near leaders
8th (5) ¾ 6 Minidress M Al Zarooni 3 8-12 M Barzalona 9/1
SP 9/1 Mid-division, not clear run approaching final furlong, ridden and kept on near finish opened 10/1
9th (6) ½ 10 Russelliana Sir Michael Stoute 3 8-12 R L Moore 10/1
SP 10/1 In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong opened 8/1 £5000-£500
10th (4) nse 7 Muaamara M R Channon 3 8-12 S Hitchcott 16/1
SP 16/1 Keen close up, effort over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong opened 20/1 touched 14/1
11th (11) nk 8 Pimpernel (IRE) M Al Zarooni 3 8-12 L Dettori 3/1f
SP 3/1f Taken to post early, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression opened 9/2 £4500-£1000 £1600-£400 £3000-£900(x2) £1500-£500
12th (9) 9 Regal Realm J Noseda 3 8-12 J Fortune 5/1
SP 5/1 Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out opened 9/2 £5500-£1000 £2500-£500
13th (1) 6 3 Excelette (IRE) B Smart 3 8-12 T Eaves 20/1
SP 20/1 Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened 1f out opened 16/1

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £39.90 Tote Place £8.40,£5.90,£1.90 Straight Forecast £479.01 Exacta £406.40 Trifecta £921.20 Swingers 1&2:£22.00 2&3:£12.80 1&3:£27.40

Placepot £5,470.80, Pool: £84685.26, 11.3 winning tickets
Quadpot £946.50, Pool: £7034.91, 5.5 winning tickets


Somewhat of a surprise as the first two home had won just one race between them from 19 starts with the winner ESENTEPE not even holding an entry in the Qipco 1000 Guineas back at Newmarket next month. Richard Hannon's inmate had the advantage of a recent run on the all-weather and she made the best of her way home having raced prominently before hitting the front coming out of the Dip. This was a nice pot to win and she holds an entry in the Musidora Stakes at York. The runner-up gave weight away all round courtesy of a Group 1 success in Italy last backend and almost reeled in Esentepe. She did very little wrong and has a decent attitude so it will more than likely take her take her chance in the 1000 Guineas, although she seems to be playing for minor honours. Her stable companion Lady Gorgeous finished well from the mid-division after she began to find top gear from the two-furlong pole. This was a nice comeback and there are races to be won with her this season. Lily's Angel was caught out wide for much of the trip but was another to stick to her guns well once under pressure while the biggest eyecatcher was the once-raced Starscope. Wearing a hood for the first time, William Buick gave her plenty of time to find her feet and she did not look like she would trouble the front rank with two furlongs to travel. She picked up in taking fashion though to thread her way through rivals and connections will surely be delighted with the display. She is a Guineas entrant and although entitled to take her chance, she should blossom as the campaign progresses. Russelliana and Regal Realm never really got to grips with things on this occasion but represent powerful yards and better should be on the cards at a later date. Minidress fared best of the two Godolphin hopefuls but Sunday Times does deserve some credit having made up plenty of ground from rear down the centre of the track. The latter showed some smart form last season and should add to her tally. What's Up was not disgraced from a handicapper's mark so is worth keeping an eye on in lesser company - Excellette had by far the most early pace and sprinting looks her game for certain.