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One of the reasons that I love turf racing as opposed to dirt or synthetic racing is that racing over the grass tends to produce some mouth-dropping displays of late speed. Turf racing can provide that moment that causes everyone watching to let out a collective gasp as the winner comes flying down the stretch. A perfect example of this phenomenon was the Nell Gwyn Stakes at Newmarket on Thursday. Heavy favorite Infallible broke slowly, was rated well towards the rear in the early going, and trailed the field as they crossd the half mile marker in this seven furlong prep race for the 1,000 Guineas. The final three furlongs were all Infallible as she decimated the field by several lenghts after being last only three furlongs earlier.