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Racing: Big field frightens Fairy

Fairy Heights, 10-1 joint third favourite with William Hill for the 1,000 Guineas, may miss Tuesday's Nell Gwyn Stakes because of the competitiveness of the race. Twenty fillies have been entered for the Group Three contest which is the feature of the first day of Newmarket's Craven meeting.

'It's a much bigger entry than I expected,' her trainer, Neville Callaghan, said. 'I will have to talk things over with her owners.' The contest is sure to be a useful guide to the Guineas, with the well-fancied quartet Relatively Special, Prophecy, Glatisant and Risky also among the entries.

Nell Gwyn entries: Ballerina, Blue Siren, Bulaxie, Fairy Heights, Fawaakeh, Glatisant, Kissing Cousin, Luana, Mehthaaf, Miss Sacha, One False Move, Prophecy, Reason To Dance, Red October, Red Rita, Relatively Special, Risky, Rohita, Salvezza, Satin Velvet.