11th Jul 2020
Nazeef, 4Yo daughter of Invincible Spirit showed her class and determination when landing the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket yesterday. Owned and bred by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan of Shadwell Stud, Nazeef is trained by John Gosden and was ridden by jockey Jim Crowley.
The four-year-old daughter of Invincible Spirit has now won six races in a row and is unbeaten this season, having also taken the Listed Snowdrop Fillies’ Stakes at Kempton and Group 2 Duke of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Out of Listed Garnet Stakes winner Handassa, a Dubawi half-sister to Stakes winners Desert stone and Eugenio from the family of Group 1 winning sprinter Goodricke and Pastoral Pursuits.
Post race her jockey Jim Crowley commented “She’s absolutely tough as nails and has done nothing but improve with every run. She’s a real looker – gorgeous – and she just really wants to win.”
Racing Post analysis ‘Unbeaten since her debut, took the final step up to the ladder to land her first Group 1. Highly progressive, she proved her versatility regarding ground conditions here, and was good enough to get the better of her higher rated stablemate despite conceding the run of the race to her. Jim Crowley said she’d have no issues going 1m2f.’
Post race Thady Gosden assistant trainer commented ‘Nazeef is very gutsy and has had three quick runs on the bounce. She’s always had ability and class and she just thrives on her racing.’