Mammas Girl Annexes HQ’s Nell Gwyn In Taking Fashion

Wednesday’s G3 Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn S. at Newmarket was a wide open affair beforehand, but became a full-on dress rehearsal for HQ’s G1 1000 Guineas as Amo Racing’s Mammas Girl (GB) (Havana Grey {GB}–Mamma Morton {Ire}, by Elnadim) delivered a devastating turn of acceleration in the closing stages to pulverise her 14 rivals in the seven-furlong staging post. The 16-1 chance had previously debuted with an impressive two-length triumph over course and distance in October and was immediately quoted at odds of 8-1 for the Rowley Mile Classic in the wake of a 2 3/4-length tally here.

Mammas Girl was a shade tardy at the break and raced in rear, within range of the leaders, through the halfway point of this sophomore return and black-type bow. Last to come off the bridle after passing the quarter-mile marker, she was shaken up when angled into an open lane approaching the final furlong and went through a range of gears on the ascent to the line to win, going away, by 2 3/4 lengths from Fairy Cross (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) for a perfect two-for-two record.

Pedigree Notes
Mammas Girl is the 12th of 13 foals and one of 11 scorers produced by a daughter of G1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches third Gharam (Green Dancer). Descendants of Gharam also include G3 Summer S.-winning G1 Cheveley Park S. and G1 Commonwealth Cup placegetter Flotus (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}), stakes-winning GI Spinster S. second Tamweel (Gulch), G1 Phoenix S. third Lottie Dod (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) and GSW G1 Cape Fillies Guineas third Third Runway (SAf) (Gimmethegreenlight {Aus}). The April-foaled chestnut is a half-sister to MGSP Listed Rose Bowl S. winner Master Of War (GB) (Compton Place {GB}), Listed Waterford Testimonial S. third Life In Colour (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) and a yearling colt by Dandy Man (Ire).

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