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Nazeef shines brightest to win Sun Chariot

3 Oct 2020

The John Gosden trained filly takes home a second Group 1 win of the season


Another Saturday and yet another big race victory for John Gosden, Jim Crowley and Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum.

A high-class renewal of the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes saw five Group 1 winners line up on Newmarket’s Rowley Mile. Much of the pre-race talk centred around the hugely improved Matron Stakes winner Champers Elysees and her quest for further Group 1 honours on the other side of the Irish Sea.

But it was to be Tattersalls’ Falmouth Stakes winner Nazeef who prevailed in the Soft conditions. Winning in the end by a length and a half from Half Light, with Richard Hannon’s Cloak Of Spirits back in third.

Nazeef’s next engagement could see her head back to Ascot to contest the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO) on QIPCO British Champions Day. The mare, who showed a fondness for the Berkshire venue earlier in the year when winning the Duke of Cambridge Stakes, is currently a 10/1 shot for the race.