Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes
Group 3, Newmarket 16:30
£60,000 added,
3yo fillies only,
7f, Class 1  
Tuesday 12th April 2016

Nathra wins the Nell Gwyn Stakes under Frankie Dettori

1 Nathra 5/4F
2 Squash 33/1
3 Robanne 14/1
NR: Aljazzi, Ashadihan, Doubly Motivated (IRE), Illuminate (IRE)
10 ran Distances: 1½l, ¾l, hd
TIME 1m 28.35s (slow by 5.85s)

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WATCH: Nathra gives John Gosden and Frankie Dettori a double at Newmarket in the the Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes.

The John Gosden-trained filly travelled strongly through the race but having hit the front two furlongs out, she failed to instantly put the contest to bed.

However upon meeting the rising ground she did put her seal on it, running on in a manner which suggests she is crying out for a return to a mile.

At the line she had a length-and-a-quarter in hand of 33/1 runner-up Squash with Robanne (14/1) flashing home for third.

Gosden felt victory merely paid yet another complement to Aidan O'Brien's 1000 Guineas favourite, Minding, who beat Nathra 10 lengths into second in the Fillies' Mile in October when last seen.

He said: "Minding was probably the most impressive Fillies' Mile winner as I've ever seen and this pays her a great complement.

"She's obviously in here at Newmarket (1000 Guineas) but she's also got the option in Deauville, in the French.

"We'll leave those options open but we wouldn't go for both."

SkyBet cut Nathra to 10/1 (from 14s) for the first fillies' Classic and their Racing PR Manager Michael Shinners said: "Nathra is the first of the fillies to lay down her marker for the 1000 Guineas and was impressive in the end. She will relish the step back up to a mile back here next month and looks to hold sound each-way claims."


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

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (11) Nathra (IRE) 5/4f L Dettori
J H M Gosden 3
2nd (13) Squash 33/1 David Probert
P J McBride 3
3rd (2) ¾ Robanne 14/1 S De Sousa
W J Knight 3
4th (12) hd Mix And Mingle (IRE) 16/1 T E Durcan
C F Wall 3
5th (7) nk Coolmore (IRE) 9/2 R L Moore
A P O'Brien 3
6th (9) nk First Victory (IRE) 4/1 James Doyle
S bin Suroor 3
7th (5) ¾ Epsom Icon 50/1 Charles Bishop
M R Channon 3
8th (8) 1 Fourth Way (IRE) 16/1 Oisin Murphy
R Varian 3
9th (14) ½ Only Mine (IRE) 10/1 P J Smullen
J G Murphy 3
10th (6) 10 Yeah Baby Yeah (IRE) 100/1 A Kirby
Miss Gay Kelleway 3
NR (1) Illuminate (IRE) 4/1 Non Runner
R Hannon 3
NR (4) Aljazzi 8/1 Non Runner
M Botti 3
NR (10) Ashadihan 16/1 Non Runner
K A Ryan 3
NR (3) Doubly Motivated (IRE) 25/1 Non Runner
C Hills 3

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