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Hollie Doyle and Nashwa race from last to first for Group One Goodwood glory


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A change of tactics and a muddling pace made no difference to Nashwa and Hollie Doyle here on Thursday, as the French Oaks winner added a second Group One win to her record in the Nassau Stakes. Having won from the front at Chantilly, Doyle was second-last turning into the downhill run for home but with typical composure, she brought the 6-5 favourite with a strong run down the middle of the track and won with enough in hand to start the celebrations a couple of strides from the line.

This was the fourth Group One success of Doyle’s career but it will be a considerable surprise if Nashwa does not add to her tally over the next season-and-a-half. John Gosden, her trainer, was thinking ahead to the Prix de l’Opera and Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf after her latest success, while Imad Alsager, Nashwa’s owner, confirmed that she will stay in training at four.

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