Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes
Group 3, Newmarket 15:35
£80,000 guaranteed,
3yo fillies only,
7f, Class 1   
Wednesday 19th April 2023

1 Mammas Girl 16/1
2 Fairy Cross 9/2
3 Secret Angel 40/1
15 ran Distances: 2¾l, ½l, 1l
Time: 1m 28.70s (slow by 5.80s)

Trained by Richard Hannon and ridden by Sean Levey, the chestnut daughter of Havana Grey, Mammas Girl won her sole start at two in a seven-furlong novice event in October, and returned to headquarters with a stunning success having been held up right at the back for most of the race.

She was sent off a largely unconsidered 16/1 chance on her first start of the campaign but turned on the after-burners towards the stands' side rail with a furlong to travel and eventually pulled two and three-quarter lengths clear of Charlie Appleby's Fairy Cross, who was prominent throughout.

Third went to Secret Angel at a big price for Karl Burke, with Karsavina running an eyecatching race in fourth for trainer Clive Cox.

Fifth went to George Boughey's apparent second-string Believing, while Coppice was the unplaced 2/1 market leader, Frankie Dettori's mount never really getting close enough to the thick of the action having been drawn in stall one on the opposite side of the course to winner.


Levey said on ITV Racing: "We thought she was quite talented and she was put away with this in mind. No doubt she's improved through the winter. She looked to me like she'll come on for this run.

"She ticks a lot of boxes! I think there's a lot to take out of today, I was in a nice pocket there and although probably following the wrong horses from that draw, I fancied our chances coming out of the Dip."

The AMO Racing-owned winner was slashed to 7/1 from 33/1 for the 1000 Guineas by QuinnBet, with Paddy Power and Betfair forced to go 6/1 having initially cut her to 8s from 50/1.


Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes
(Fillies' Group 3)
£80,000 guaranteed, 3yo only, 7f, Class 1
15 ran
Going: Good to Soft

1 (10)    Mammas Girl 3 9-2 Richard Hannon Sean Levey 16/1
2 (6)
Fairy Cross 3 9-2 Charlie Appleby William Buick 9/2
3 (12)
½ Secret Angel 3 9-2 K R Burke Clifford Lee 40/1
4 (9)
1 Karsavina 3 9-2 Clive Cox Rossa Ryan 22/1
5 (7)
Believing 3 9-2 George Boughey James Doyle 18/1
6 (3)
nk Girl Racer 3 9-2 William Haggas Tom Marquand 9/1
7 (5)
¾ Sweet Harmony 3 9-2 Richard Spencer Hollie Doyle 66/1
8 (14)
Queen Olly 3 9-2 George Boughey Kevin Stott 17/2
9 (8)
hd Frankness 3 9-2 Andrew Balding Marco Ghiani 16/1
10 (1)
¾ Coppice 3 9-2 John & Thady Gosden Frankie Dettori 2/1F
11 (4)
Barefoot Angel 3 9-2 Richard Fahey Oisin Orr 18/1
12 (13)
1 Lady Bullet 3 9-2 Alice Haynes Kieran O'Neill 150/1
13 (2)
Inner Space 3 9-2 John & Thady Gosden Robert Havlin 12/1
14 (11)
1 Small Oasis 3 9-2 Mrs John Harrington Oisin Murphy 17/2
15 (15)
Dubai Jemila 3 9-2 Kevin Ryan Neil Callan 50/1