Top-Class Multiple Group 1 Winner Nashwa Set For Dubai Turf Return

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Top-class older filly Nashwa (GB) (Frankel {GB}) is being readied to make her seasonal return in the Dubai Turf at Meydan next month. 

Winner of the French Oaks and the Nassau S. as a three-year-old in 2022, the John and Thady Gosden-trained mare notched a third Group 1 win in last season's Falmouth S. at Newmarket, as well as being placed in the Nassau, the Juddmonte International and the Irish Champion S.

She was well-beaten on her final start of the year in the Queen Elizabeth II S. at Ascot, but owner Imad Al Sagar has sportingly brought her back for another campaign.

“The plan at the moment is to head for the Dubai Turf,” said Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to Al Sagar. “There doesn't seem to be an ideal race for her beforehand, so she'll probably have a racecourse gallop, just to make sure she's in good shape.”

He added, “She's won Group Ones at a mile and a-mile-and-a-quarter, so in between (nine furlongs) should be ideal. She's wintered well and is really just beginning her preparation. She's a lovely, scopey filly and very important to Imad and his Blue Diamond Stud–and it's exciting to have her back in full work.

“She ran some really top-class races last year, she had quite a hard end to the season but she seems to have got over it well and we're looking forward to this season.”

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