Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes
Group 3, Newmarket 16:05
£65,000 added,
3yo fillies only,
7f, Class 1  
Wednesday 15th April 2015

1 Osaila 4/1
2 New Providence 7/1
3 Beautiful Romance 100/30F
NR: Terror (IRE)
8 ran Distances: shd, 1½l, ½l
TIME 1m 23.24s (slow by 0.74s)

Trainer Richard Hannon reckons his Nell Gwyn Stakes winner Osaila should have 3lb to 5lb improvement in her going into the 1,000 Guineas

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Osaila held off the challenge of New Providence to land the spoils at Newmarket.

The highest-rated filly in the field and the winner of a Group Three at Ascot last season, as well as a big sales race, she was drawn widest of all and Frankie Dettori bided his time before joining the main group.

Travelling noticeably well two furlongs out, Godolphin's Beautiful Romance and New Providence were the only remaining dangers.

New Providence was looking to provide Hugo Palmer with a big treble on the day and refused to go down without a fight, but Osaila gave Richard Hannon a first winner on turf of the new season.

Hannon said: "We always believed she was a beautiful filly and I was amazed at her price today, as her form is impeccable.

"She is not there in her coat yet and there is 3- to 5lb to come from that.

"Sky Lantern got beat in this race two years ago and went on to win the Guineas and this filly is hopefully as good, as there is not lot of difference between them. She will improve a lot for that and will have a great chance on Guineas day.

"Today she was drawn quite poorly and things were quite difficult for her. Hopefully that will be different in the Guineas."

The winner returned at 4-1 and was cut to 25-1 from 50s with RaceBets for the Qipco 1000 Guineas. Betfred went 16-1 from 33s for the fillies' Classic.


Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes (Fillies' Group 3)
£60,000 added, 3yo only, 7f, Class 1
8 ran
Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)

Pos Draw Dist Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (2) Osaila (IRE) 4/1 L Dettori
R Hannon 3
2nd (5) s.h New Providence 7/1 Jim Crowley
H Palmer 3
3rd (3) Beautiful Romance 10/3f James Doyle
S bin Suroor 3
4th (6) ½ Astrelle (IRE) 25/1 M Harley
M Botti 3
5th (4) 2 Bond's Girl 20/1 P Mathers
R A Fahey 3
6th (7) ½ Lady Correspondent (USA) 11/2 R L Moore
J H M Gosden 3
7th (9) 8 Marsh Hawk 5/1 R Hughes
R Hannon 3
8th (8) ½ Muraaqaba 6/1 P Hanagan
M Johnston 3
NR (1) Terror (IRE) 9/2 Andrea Atzeni
D M Simcock 3

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