Nashwa to stay in training next year

Nashwa’s owner Imad Al Sagar has confirmed his top-class filly will stay in training next year ahead of an intended final outing of this season on Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot.

The daughter of Frankel has won three times at Group One level for the training partnership of John and Thady Gosden, landing the French Oaks and the Nassau Stakes as a three-year-old last term before adding the Falmouth to her tally three months ago.

She has since been placed in the Nassau, the Juddmonte International and the Irish Champion Stakes and is now being readied for a tilt at either the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes or the Qipco Champion Stakes on October 21 – and while a trip to the Breeders’ Cup is not on the agenda, she will be back as a five-year-old.

“Nashwa is heading to Ascot and is entered in both the QEII and Champion. She will run in one or the other,” Al Sagar said on his Blue Diamond Stud website.

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

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