Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes
Group 3, Newmarket
£65,000 added,
3yo fillies only,
7f, Class 1
Wednesday 16th April 2014

1 Sandiva 7/2F
2 Euro Charline 5/1
3 Majeyda 6/1
15 ran Distances: ½l, shd, 2¼l
TIME 1m 26.93s (slow by 4.43s)

Sandiva enhanced her Classic credentials by winning the Grade 3 Nell Gwyn Stakes at Newmarket.

Sandiva
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Sandiva

The daughter of Footstepsinthesand was positioned in midfield under a confident Frankie Dettori ride and had too much class for Euro Charline and Godolphin's well-supported Majeyda when push came to shove.

The Richard Fahey-trained 7-2 favourite shaped as though she would be suited to the extra yardage in the fillies' Classic on May 4 as she stayed on well to hold the fast-finishing Euro Charline by half a length, claiming Group Three honours with Dettori performing a first flying dismount of the season in the winner's enclosure.

Dettori said: "Where she was drawn was a one- or two-length disadvantage and there was no cover, so it was a good performance. She is entitled to go to the Guineas with a good chance."

Fahey, who won the race in 2011 with Barefoot Lady, said: "Frankie is sure she will stay a mile and he spent half the race trying to switch her off and get her in."

Marco Botti's Euro Charline also looked like she would appreciate further than the seven-furlong trip and is another promising type for the future.

Barry Irwin, who runs the owning Team Valor syndicate, said: "She was finishing very fast and I am over the moon. Marco wants me to supplement her for the Guineas. I will think about it but she is also in the Irish Guineas, so we will see."

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Majeyda
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Majeyda
Charlie Appleby's Majeyda finished runner-up to fellow Godolphin representative Ithimal, impressive winner of the UAE 1000 Guineas and UAE Oaks, in the May Hill Stakes at Doncaster last season and her trainer has plenty of ground for optimism.

He said: "I was very happy with her performance and I would hope she will be suited to the step back up to a mile. We have got another filly in the Guineas but we will see how this filly comes out of the race first."

 

Tipster Platforms

Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes (Fillies' Group 3)
£65,000 added, 3yo only, 7f, Class 1
15 ran
Going: Good, good to firm in places


Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Weight
SP
Distance
1
Sandiva
R A Fahey
L Dettori
9st 0lbs
7 - 2
Winner
2
Euro Charline
M Botti
Andrea Atzeni
9st 0lbs
5 - 1
1/2 length
3
Majeyda
C Appleby
S De Sousa
9st 0lbs
6 - 1
Short Head
4
Lamar
J Tate
Luke Morris
9st 0lbs
66 - 1
2 1/4 lengths
5
Queen Catrine
C Hills
J P Spencer
9st 0lbs
8 - 1
Nose
6
Lily Rules
T Coyle
Stephen Craine
9st 0lbs
50 - 1
Neck
7
Wind Fire
D H Brown
Harry Bentley
9st 0lbs
16 - 1
1/2 length
8
Folk Melody
C Appleby
M Barzalona
9st 0lbs
8 - 1
1 length
9
Azagal
T D Easterby
D Fentiman
9st 0lbs
100 - 1
4 lengths
10
Miss Lillie
R A Teal
Oisin Murphy
9st 0lbs
66 - 1
1/2 length
11
Pelerin
M Botti
A Kirby
9st 0lbs
10 - 1
2 3/4 lengths
12
Blockade
J Tate
G Lee
9st 0lbs
33 - 1
1 1/2 length
13
Dorothy B
J H M Gosden
W Buick
9st 0lbs
6 - 1
1 length
14
Artistic Charm
D M Simcock
Jim Crowley
9st 0lbs
40 - 1
4 lengths
15
Along Again
Sir Michael Stoute
R L Moore
9st 0lbs
20 - 1
1 3/4 length
       

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