"She won on debut on good ground in the autumn and then it was pretty good again for the Nell Gywn
. She's probably quite versatile but we know she handles it if it stays fast.
Soliloquy (3.35) was seriously good in the Nell Gywn
last time and natural improvement makes her a huge player.
Runner-up in the Group 1 fillies' Mile at two, the Iffraaj filly looked a valid Classic contender when hacking up in last year's Nell Gywn
On Wednesday, the Wiltshire based handler saddled Osaili to win the Group 3 Nell Gywn
Stakes, a notable trials for the 1,000 Guineas.
Paying tribute to Fallon, Cumani said: "Kieren has been involved with her since the spring and rode her before she ran in the Nell Gywn
. He has been a great asset both on the racecourse and at home."
Her stepfather is Viscount Astor and she is a direct descendant of Nell Gywn
, mistress to Charles II.
vvMusic Show 2010 Winner of the Rockfel at two, Music Show won the Nell Gywn
to push herself to the forefront of the betting for the 1,000 Guineas.
Seven of the spring meeting's eight races are aimed at the Classic generation with the 1400m Group 3 Nell Gywn
Stakes and the 1800m Fielden Stakes (Listed) being the main highlights.
The feature race on the first day is undoubtedly the Leslie Harrison Memorial Nell Gywn
Stakes, which last year was a decent affair, won by John Gosden's Infallible.
Just the Judge's trainer Charlie hills will repeat the exercise with Royal Ascot winner Kiyoshi, who along with another 1,000 Guineas challenger Lucky Kristale will provide the hors d'oeuvres to the main course, of which the Nell Gywn
, in which Kingman's trainer John Gosden is represented by Dorothy B, appears the most appetising.
I believe that the timing of the Nell Gywn
is just perfect and helps sharpen a horse for a test like the Guineas over the challenging mile at Newmarket.
Both yearlings by Galileo offered were keenly sought after, with a daughter of the Group 3-placed Nell Gywn
selling to the Maryland-based Merriefield Farm for $450,000 and a filly out of Breeders' Cup Distaff heroine Adoration selling to Robert and Lawana Low for $560,000.