Doyle and Nashwa look to another glory at the Qatar Nassau Stakes


Nashwa is a warm preferred to take a second Group One contest in the Qatar Nassau Stakes at Goodwood on Thursday, with co-trainer Thady Gosden positive she will certainly be effective on the South Downs track.

The daughter of Frankel did not remain the mile and a fifty per cent of the Oaks at Epsom, ending up 3 as well as a quarter sizes behind Tuesday.

Nonetheless, Nashwa bounced back to provide jockey Hollie Doyle with her initial Traditional champion, touchdown last month’s Prix de Diane at Chantilly over half a furlong further than the mile and a quarter she deals with at the West Sussex venue.

Gosden, that educates the filly in partnership with his, dad John, said: “She ran an excellent race in the Oaks at Epsom, she just really did not fairly see out the mile as well as a half. She’s a filly with lots of rates. She’s appeared in the race in France well and we’re eagerly anticipating the Nassau.

” She’s quite flexible when it pertains to the ground and also at Goodwood they do a very good task, so I make certain there will certainly be a nice audio racing surface area there.

” She’s a well-balanced filly, with excellent tactical rate. She turns off well, we believe she’ll manage the track as well as she’s functional practically also.”

Nashwa handles 8 rivals that consist of Lilac Road, champion of the Group Two Middleton Stakes at York in Might.

She is having only her third run of the period in the Nassau and also her fitness instructor, William Haggas, described: “The only reason she hasn’t run since is that there aren’t many races for fillies when they have won their Team Two. There’s just really the Pretty Polly, in which we ran two others. Also, it was soft ground, which she does not desire.

” She’s fine and also she’s functioning nicely. She’s fresh and well as well as she remains in good condition. She’ll run a great race, but whether she’s rather approximately that course we’ll find out.”

The easy ground at the Curragh saw Dreamloper’s quote to support her Team One Prix d’Ispahan triumph fail, as she completed sixth of 9 to La Petite Coco.

Trainer Ed Walker feels the daughter of Lope De Vega, who is partnered by Kieran Shoemark, will be extra reliable on the most likely faster surface area.

” The ground was the trouble at the Curragh last time, as well as also she obtained a bit crowded, which made her a little bit keen. Keenness has always been a little bit of a thing for her however she’s been quite great this year. On that ground, though, Kieran (Shoemark) stated she was wheel-spinning. We can place a line via that.

He included: “The win in the Prix d’Ispahan was fantastic. It was fast ground there– I walked the track and there’s no chance it was good to soft that they were calling it– but she settled excellent that day. When she resolves she has a fatal turn of foot, as well as the quicker the ground the far better.”

Aidan O’Brien has saddled 4 previous winners of the Nassau and counts on Concert Hall, who puts on cheekpieces for the very first time, having kept up credit rating when 4th in the Belmont Oaks Invitational earlier this month.

O’Brien said: “She ran a great race in America as well as the finished fourth. She’s likewise run in the Irish Guineas, the Oaks and also the Pretty Polly and she constantly appears to run an excellent race.”

Sir Michael Stoute, that has won this race a document 7 times, the last being available in 2004, saddles Ville De Grace, beaten a nose by Dreamloper on her seasonal bow in the Dahlia at Newmarket before held by Middleton one-two Lilac Road as well as the Richard Hannon-trained Aristia, who restore competition.

Rogue Millennium, champion of the Lingfield Oaks Trial before a reasonable seventh in the Epsom Classic, was back in the journey when beaten a length by Poptronic in the Hoppings at Newcastle four weeks ago.

Trainer Tom Clover states the daughter of Dubawi has been refurbished after a break, although she wants a little convenience in the ground.

” She ran wonderfully in the Oaks and also probably didn’t quite remain. We dropped her back right into Team 3 company the next day and she took a trip like the champion, but for whatever reason, didn’t quite see out her race. It may be that she had 4 fast runs. I was a little bit dissatisfied with that run.

” She has had 8 days in the paddock afterwards as well as she appears quite possibly in herself as well as ideally, she will certainly provide an excellent account of herself and also run a large race.

” Possibly there have been stronger Nassau’s although it is a Team One and also they are difficult to win, however, I simply hope they put a little water on, so it is not also quick. She doesn’t mind authentic springtime or autumn good to company ground, she simply does not desire it quick. She seems in truly good form.”

York Recognized winner Fonteyn and also Curragh Group Two third One For Bobby finish the line-up.

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