The Richard Hannon-trained Esentepe (3f Oratorio-Mythie, by Octagonal) saw off a classy field to land the G3 Nell Gwyn Stakes impressively at Newmarket on Wednesday.
The gutsy Oratorio filly, bred by Peter Kelly and Wendy Daly, finished fourth in the Listed Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot last season and could now head to the G3 Musidora Stakes at York.
“I wasn’t expecting that to be fair but she’s a good filly,” said the trainer’s son and assistant Richard Hannon junior. “She isn’t in the Guineas but I put her in the G3 Musidora Stakes at York and we’ll just take her home. There are no plans at this stage.”