Nashwa boosted her Classic claims with victory in the Haras De Bouquetot Fillies’ Trial Stakes at Newbury.
The Frankel filly had made an impressive seasonal debut at Haydock last month, after finishing third on her only juvenile start, and she was duly sent off the 5/6 favourite to double her tally under Hollie Doyle.
Nashwa was settled last of the seven runners as outsider Flash Betty set the gallop, but she could be noted travelling with ease half a mile from home in the 10-furlong event.
She made effortless progress to grab the initiative with a couple of furlongs to run, but 22/1 shot Stay Alert was not going down without a fight, battling back in the final furlong.
However, Nashwa was never in danger, recording a length-and-three-quarter triumph with Mukaddamah staying on for third.
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