04/15/2007 11:00PM

Sander Camillo heads Nell Gwyn


Sander Camillo will risk her favorite's role for the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on Wednesday when she will be a short-priced choice in the Group 3, $99,000 Nell Gwyn Stakes.

A Kentucky-bred daughter of Dixie Union purchased for $500,000 by Robert Ogden early in her 2-year-old season, Sander Camillo won her maiden in style last June, winning the Group 3 Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot. She followed with a five-length triumph in the Group 2 Cherry Hinton Stakes on July 12. Her trainer, Jeremy Noseda, says she is ready for the Nell Gwyn's seven furlongs, even though she has never been farther than six furlongs and has been absent for nine months. Frankie Dettori will retain the ride.

Threats to her Guineas aspirations include Scarlet Runner, winner of the Group 3 Princess Margaret Stakes; Precocious Star, recent winner of the listed Masaka Stakes on the Kempton Polytrack; and Kaseema, a $1.1 million Storm Cat filly who finished seventh behind European juvenile filly champ Finsceal Beo in the Group 2 Rockfel Stakes last time out on Oct. 14.