Nashwa Will Skip Breeders' Cup In Favour Of Champions Day; Will Remain In Training Next Year

Nashwa and Imad Al Sagar | Equuis Images

Imad Al Sagar's Blue Diamond Stud silks will be carried by his star filly Nashwa (GB) (Frankel {GB}) for another year, but the multiple Group 1 winner will skip the Breeders' Cup in favour of competing at QIPCO British Champions Day later this month, The Sun reported on Thursday.

Both the one-mile G1 Queen Elizabeth II S. or the 1 1/4-mile G1 QIPCO Champion S. are under consideration for the 4-year-old at Ascot on Oct. 21. Trained by John and Thady Gosden, the regular mount of Hollie Doyle was third in last year's G1 Oaks before taking the French equivalent and the G1 Nassau S. and running second in the G1 Prix de l'Opera. Fourth in the GI Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf last November, Nashwa added a second at Group 3 level in June before padding her Group 1 resume in the Falmouth S. in July. She has run third in both the Aug. 3 G1 Nassau S. and Sept. 9 G1 Irish Champion S. in her last three starts, with a second in the G1 International S. in late August in between.

Al Sagar told The Sun's Matt Chapman, “Nashwa is heading to Ascot and is entered in both the QEII and Champion. She will run on one or the other.

“There will be no Breeders' Cup for her but Ascot is not her last race. She will train on as a 5-year-old.”

Not a subscriber? Click here to sign up for the daily PDF or alerts.

Copy Article Link

Liked this article? Read more like this.

  1. Newly Upgraded Amir Trophy Attracts Deepest-Ever Field
  2. Spirit Dancer Confirmed For Neom Turf Cup
  3. Mating Plans, Presented By Spendthrift Farm: Blue Diamond's Stonereath Mares
  4. Juddmonte Stallions Take Top Honours at TBA Flat Stallion Awards
  5. Yulong's Alcohol Free Booked To Frankel

Never miss another story from the TDN

Click Here to sign up for a free subscription.