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Nassau third for Sobetsu


Sobetsu ran well to finish third, after just losing out on second, in the G1 Nassau Stakes over a mile and a quarter at Glorious Goodwood, UK, on Thursday, August 3.

The three-year-old Dubawi filly, trained by Charlie Appleby, was quickly into stride and soon opened up a length advantage over her five rivals. 

She kicked for home under William Buick passing the three-furlong pole but was joined by Winter who challenged and led approaching the final furlong.  

Sobestu kept on well in the closing stages but was passed by Blond Me near the line, losing second by a neck.

She went down by a length and three quarters in total to Winter, who won in 2m 11.79s on ground described as soft, heavy in places. 

Charlie Appleby said: “I am delighted with that. We got a soft lead up there, but that is her ground, and 10 furlongs is as far as she is going to get. 

“Going forwards with her, we’ll see how she comes out of this but we could go to Deauville for the Prix de la Nonette (August 19, 10f), dropping back to G2 company. 

“Otherwise, she is a filly we could travel with to America for the G1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup for three-year-old fillies over nine furlongs on October 14 - Keeneland in October can get easier conditions.”