racingbetter.co.uk
Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes 2011  

York Racecourse

racing_news/

 

Margot Did Win Nunthorpe for Hayley
19/08/11

1 Margot Did 20/1
2 Hamish McGonagall 28/1
3 Prohibit 12/1
NR: Invincible Ash (IRE), Sole Power
15 ran Distances: ¾l, ½l, hd
TIME 58.66s (slow by 0.96s)

Hayley Turner rode her second Group One sprint winner when driving 20-1 shot Margot Did to a surprise success in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York.

Margot Did
© Racehorse Photos

Margot Did

Victorious on Dream Ahead in the July Cup, Turner came home three-quarters of a length in front this time on her boss Michael Bell's sprinter, who beat Hamish McGonagall, with Prohibit a further half a length away in third.

The runners were spread right across the track entering the closing stages and Margot Did blitzed to victory in tremendous style, with the heavily backed favourite Hoof It, who was slowly away, staying on well without threatening to figure in the finish.

Turner, who has hit new heights in raising the profile of female riders in the last few years, said: "She's a small filly, but she's very tough. She liked having plenty of room and just blasted.

"I thought maybe a Group One would be stretching her ability-wise, but obviously not. She's always been special to me, but I've only really just figured how to get the best out of her. She loves plenty of daylight. It was just amazing, and I'm so thrilled for the owners."

The jockey was quick to praise Bell, adding: "It must have been difficult for him when I first started, pushing the owners to put a girl on their horses. Hopefully I can repay him by riding winners like this. I can't believe it, it's the best season ever."

Bell added: "This filly won a Listed race at Sandown by five lengths. Not many sprints are won by five lengths. She looked good that day and this was the plan. She's a really tough filly.

"We found the key to riding her at Sandown, slightly by default, as she had to make the running from her draw. We found she was happy bowling along. Today from a long way out she was one of the few on the bridle. It's great.

"I thought it was going to be tough for a three-year-old filly only getting 2lb from the older horses, but she delivered."

Trainer Tim Easterby said of runner-up Hamish McGonagall: "I thought we'd got there, but the winner was always with us. We couldn't have asked any more from him to do what he's just done. He wouldn't get the trip at Haydock (Betfred Sprint Cup) so we'll go for the Abbaye now."

 

Position
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Weight
Starting Price
Beaten Distance
1
Margot Did
M L W Bell
Hayley Turner
9st 6lbs
20 - 1
Winner
2
Hamish McGonagall
T D Easterby
D Allan
9st 11lbs
28 - 1
3/4 length
3
Prohibit
R M H Cowell
Jim Crowley
9st 11lbs
12 - 1
1/2 length
4
Kingsgate Native
Sir Michael Stoute
R Hughes
9st 11lbs
20 - 1
Head
5
Wizz Kid
Robert Collet
Ioritz Mendizabel
9st 6lbs
14 - 1
1/2 length
6
Hoof It
M W Easterby
K Fallon
9st 11lbs
11 - 4
Short Head
7
Captain Dunne
T D Easterby
R Winston
9st 11lbs
33 - 1
1 1/4 length
8
Masamah
K A Ryan
J P Spencer
9st 11lbs
8 - 1
Neck
9
Bated Breath
R Charlton
S Drowne
9st 11lbs
5 - 1
1 1/2 length
10
Swiss Diva
D R C Elsworth
William Buick
9st 8lbs
20 - 1
1/2 length
11
Tiddliwinks
K A Ryan
P Makin
9st 11lbs
25 - 1
1 3/4 length
12
Breathless Kiss
K A Ryan
P Hanagan
9st 8lbs
80 - 1
Neck
13
Requinto
D Wachman
W M Lordan
8st 1lbs
5 - 1
1 1/4 length
14
Piccadilly Filly
E J Creighton
E Creighton
9st 8lbs
80 - 1
1 3/4 length
15
Inxile
D Nicholls
Adrian Nicholls
9st 11lbs
16 - 1
1 1/2 length
NonRunner
Sole Power
E Lynam
K Latham
9st 11lbs
-
NonRunner
Invincible Ash
M Halford
G F Carroll
9st 8lbs
-
       

tumpline internet home | associations | bloodstock agents | bookmakers | information | horses | jockeys | links | overseas | portals | racecourses | race horse trainers | sales | studs | syndicates | submit site email
© racingbetter.co.uk • 91 Tribune Drive • Carlisle • CA3 0LE