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Nazeef

YO

  • 2021 Series win-2nd-3rd - -
  • 2021 Total prize money

  • Sire-Dam -
  • Owner
  • Trainer

Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum was crowned Champion Flat Owner in 2020 – horses carrying his famous blue and white silks earning £217,000 more than second-placed Godolphin.

His prolific filly, Nazeef, more than played her part in his success. She won four of her seven races, including twice in Group 1 company, and was also third in the Qatar Nassau Stakes at Goodwood.

In all, she earned about £300,000 – a significant sum in a year when prize-money levels dipped because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Successful in Listed company and the Group 2 Duke Of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot in June, Nazeef raised her game further to land a tight renewal of the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes plus a competitive running of the Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket.

Trainer John Gosden said after the latter success: “She’s a grand filly, very brave. She was in the handicaps last year, won at Chelmsford last back end and we decided to keep her in training to try and win a Listed race, which she did immediately in the Snowdrop.

“She then went on to the Duke of Cambridge, then the Falmouth and then the trainer got carried away, although I think she will get a mile and a quarter. To then win this today is fantastic.”

She showed all the virtues you look for in a top-class racehorse, not to mention her versatility regards ground conditions.

Look out for her in more top races over a mile/ten furlongs in 2021.

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