Gosden Hoping Nashwa Can Show True Colours As Season Progresses

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Beaten but unbowed. That is the mood in the Gosden camp after dual Group 1 winner Nashwa (GB) (Frankel {GB}) suffered a surprise defeat on the all-weather at Newcastle on Friday.

The four-year-old is reported to have come out of the race in good shape, however, and Gosden is hoping the real Nashwa can show up as the season progresses. 

“I wasn't too unhappy with her. She will be fine. She is taking her time to come to herself. A lot of fillies can take time,” John Gosden said.

He added, “We'll give her a bit of time and see how she is, but she is okay and has taken it well enough.”

Nashwa has not managed to get her head in front since landing the Nassau S. at Goodwood last season. She was beaten less than a length behind Al Husn (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) over 10 furlongs at Newcastle last Friday on just her second start of the season.

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