JWALA WINS THE NUNTHORPE STAKES

Jwala became the 10th Group 1 winner for leading British-based sire OASIS DREAM when winning the 5f Nunthorpe Stakes Gr.1 at York on Friday (23rd August) - emulating her sire who won the race 10 years ago in blistering fashion.

The four-year-old filly kept up with the pace throughout, forging into the lead a furlong from home to defeat the favourite Shea Shea and Sole Power.

"I'm absolutely thrilled," said trainer Robert Cowell after the race. "She is a grand filly who has come on leaps and bounds.

"She fractured her eye socket last time out (in the King George Stakes Gr.2) and she's come back in fine style."

Jwala looks likely to head to the Prix de l'Abbaye Gr.1 at Longchamp in October.

Date: 23 August 2013