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  • 16:10 Leslie Harrison Memorial Nell Gwyn Stakes 7f

  • (fillies' Group 3) £65,000 added 3yo 11 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 26.93s
  • Off time: 16:10:52

Full result

16:10 Newmarket Result 15th April 2009
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (8) Fantasia 8-12 L Dettori L M Cumani 3 4/5f
Keen, held up in rear, good headway entering final 2f, soon led, quickened clear, impressive opened 10/11 touched evs £5000-£5000 £2000-£2000(x4) £1000-£1000(x7) £500-£500(x3) £3000-£3300 £1000-£1100(x3) £500-£550(x2) £2500-£3000 £500-£600(x2) £640-£800 £400-£500(x2)
2nd (7) 7 Damaniyat Girl (USA) 8-12 J P Murtagh W J Haggas 3 10/1
Keen, tracked leaders, ridden and every chance 2f out, soon outpaced by winner opened 11/1 touched 11/1
3rd (4) First City 8-12 R L Moore D M Simcock 3 40/1
Steadied start, keen in rear, pushed along and headway from over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to take 3rd towards finish opened 33/1 touched 40/1
4th (9) ¾ Arabian Mirage 8-12 J P Spencer B J Meehan 3 25/1
Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong opened 25/1 touched 25/1
5th (2) Dunes Queen (USA) 8-12 A Culhane M R Channon 3 28/1
Keen, in rear, switched left and some headway over 1f out, soon one pace opened 28/1 touched 33/1
6th (10) Fazbee (IRE) 8-12 D Holland P W D'Arcy 3 50/1
In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong opened 50/1 touched 50/1
7th (11) Wajaha (IRE) 8-12 R Hills J H M Gosden 3 7/2
Keen, in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out opened 7/2 touched 7/2 £2000-£500(x2)
8th (5) ½ Kaabari (USA) 8-12 J Fortune C E Brittain 3 25/1
Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out opened 25/1 touched 28/1
9th (6) ¾ Misdaqeya 8-12 T P O'Shea B W Hills 3 16/1
In rear, ridden over 2f, no impression opened 16/1 touched 16/1
10th (1) Summer Fete (IRE) 8-12 R Mullen B Smart 3 10/1
Held up, headway to join leaders over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened well over 1f out opened 8/1 touched 11/1
11th (3) Smokey Ryder 8-12 K Ghunowa R Harris 3 66/1
Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out opened 66/1 touched 100/1 £7500-£50

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££1.20,£2.40,£7.90
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Swingers: 1&2:£3.10 2&3:£25.90 1&3:£10.60

Placepot: £19.70, Pool: £93017.81, 3446.07 winning tickets
Quadpot: £8.60, Pool: £4329.46, 370.78 winning tickets

Verdict

Fantasia was rated nearly a stone above these beforehand and that was reflected on the racetrack. Settling well, she produced an instant turn of foot over a furlong out to draw clear of her rivals and was far from extended to win in a quicker time than Ouqba in the Free Handicap. She would clearly be a major threat to Rainbow View if taking that rival on in the 1000 Guineas and is the sort to progress throughout the season. However there have to be doubts over whether she'd stay a mile-and-a-half which tempers enthusiasm over her Oaks prospects, for which she is as low as 5/1. Damaniyat Girl ran well in second, always up with the pace but being brushed aside by the winner. She should find races away from the top league. First City proved she handles quicker ground, finishing well to snatch third from Arabian Mirage who is progressing with every race. Dunes Queen is held in very high regard but was hanging right here and has plenty to prove. Wajaha was prominent in the market but her limitations were seemingly exposed on this step out of handicap company.