Royal Ascot: Sky Sports Racing Ambassador Hollie Doyle chases classic dream in France on Sunday with Nashwa | Race News
Sky Sports Racing ambassador Hollie Doyle sets out in search of a dream classic debut victory in Sunday’s Prix de Diane at Chantilly, live on Sky Sports Racing.
Judgment day in France for Nashwa
After a busy week at Royal Ascot, I will fly to France on Sunday to ride my boss Imad Alsagar’s horse Nashwa in the French oaks, the Diane Longines Prize (3.00) more than ten and a half stages in Chantilly.
I can’t wait to get back on board this lovely filly from her spunky third in the Cazoo Oaks on a mile-and-a-half trip that just stretched her stamina a little too far.
The toe turn she inherited from her father Frankel should prove an essential part of her arsenal over the shortest distance and she has the credentials to run a massive race.
Nashwa proved its aptitude for this type of course by winning a Listed at Newbury en route to Epsom.
John and Thady Gosden have been happy with her ever since. She is ideally drawn in stall two and I don’t think the expected easy terrain should pose any problems.
It’s already been a memorable week thanks to Bradsell’s incredible performance in Coventry, but to top it all off with my first Classic win would make my biggest dreams come true.
Hollie Doyle was talking to Sky Sports Racing’s Simon Mapletoft
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