Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Middleton Stakes

Group 2, York 14:25
£145,000 guaranteed,
Fillies, 4yo plus,
1m 2f 56y, Class 1    
Thursday 16th May 2024

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Nashwa, the filly trained by John and Thady Gosden, is making waves in the racing world. Her impressive track record includes victories in three Group One races: the French Oaks, the Nassau Stakes in 2022, and the Falmouth Stakes last summer. Notably, she also held her own against colts in both the Juddmonte International and the Irish Champion Stakes last season.

Recently, Nashwa made her comeback in Dubai on March 30, competing in the Dubai Turf. Despite being drawn in the widest stall (stall 16) at Meydan, she managed to secure a prominent early position and put up a creditable performance. Connections are optimistic, focusing on the positives from her run.

Teddy Grimthorpe, the racing manager for owner-breeder Imad Alsagar, acknowledged that the draw may have affected her chances, but overall, Nashwa ran a superb race with a great ride. 

“She just had to use herself up a little too much, but she was beaten just over four lengths, so overall we were very encouraged really.

“We’d hope she’ll improve, as she did last season. She’s due back tomorrow and we’ll see how she is, but I think we’ll probably look at the mile, mile and a quarter races.”

Nashwa is also entered in the Al Shaqab Lockinge at Newbury two days later. The daughter of Frankel appears likely to contest one or the other on her next appearance.

“Of course, it depends how she comes out of the race. She recovered fine, but we’ll see how she takes the trip home etc, and then we’ll make a plan,” Grimthorpe added

“She’s in the Middleton and the Lockinge and I think those would be the most likely potential targets.”

Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Middleton Stakes (Fillies' Group 2)
£145,000 guaranteed, 4yo plus, 1m 2f 56y, Class 1
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