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Nashwa stands tall in Nassau Stakes confirmations

Nashwa will face a maximum of 10 rivals and is Coral’s 4/7 favourite when she shoots for a second Group One victory in Thursday’s Qatar Nassau Stakes at the Goodwood Festival.

The Frankel filly gave jockey Hollie Doyle a first Classic victory when landing the Prix de Diane at Chantilly and is an odds-on shot to add to those laurels in this 10-furlong contest.

Coral’s David Stevens said: “Nashwa’s Prix de Diane triumph is the standout piece of form we’ve seen so far from the Nassau contenders, and it ensures Hollie Doyle’s mount will be sent off one of hottest favourites of this year’s Qatar Goodwood Festival.”

Trained by John and Thady Gosden, Nashwa also finished third in the Oaks at Epsom and she could cross swords again with the fourth-placed Concert Hall (10/1), who is one of two possibles for Aidan O’Brien in the Nassau Stakes along with History (25/1).

Hollie Doyle and Nashwa win the Prix de Diane Longines! 🏇

She becomes the first British female jockey to win a Classic 👏pic.twitter.com/tWTkBBQn72

— Sky Sports (@SkySports) June 19, 2022

William Haggas has two strong contenders in Middleton Stakes winner Lilac Road (5/1) and Pretty Polly second My Astra (6/1), but the Newmarket handler has indicated only one of the pair will run with the first-named filly requiring quick conditions and the latter wanting more cut.

Dreamloper (8/1) adds further Group One depth to the field having won the Prix d’Ispahan on her penultimate start for Ed Walker, although she was only sixth in the Pretty Polly at the Curragh last month.

Aristia (25/1) chased home Lilac Road at York and could try her luck again for Richard Hannon, with Middleton fourth Ville De Grace (10/1) in the mix for Sir Michael Stoute.

Tom Clover’s Oaks seventh Rogue Millennium (33/1), the Johnny Murtagh-trained One For Bobby (33/1) and 25/1 shot Fonteyn, a York Listed winner for Kevin Ryan, complete the contenders.

Qatar Nassau Stakes odds

4/7 Nashwa

5/1 Lilac Road

6/1 My Astra

8/1 Dreamloper

10/1 Ville De Grace, Concert Hall

25/1 Aristia, Fonteyn, History

33/1 One For Bobby, Rogue Millennium

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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