Pretty Polly hope Minding one of 37 entries for Nassau Stakes

Minding is one of 37 entries for the Qatar Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.
Pretty Polly hope Minding one of 37 entries for Nassau Stakes

Due to run in the Pretty Polly Stakes this weekend, Aidan O’Brien’s filly has already won the 1000 Guineas and the Oaks this season.

O’Brien has also entered Ribblesdale winner Even Song, Breeders’ Cup heroine Found and Ballydoyle.

There is French interest in the shape of Royal Ascot winner Qemah and her stable companion Jemayel, with the latter a more likely participant. Both are trained by Jean-Claude Rouget.

Harry Herbert, racing manager for owners Al Shaqab Racing, said: “Qemah has come out of Royal Ascot very well. There have been no plans as yet about where she will run next. I suspect Jean-Claude will keep her to a mile but she is in the Qatar Nassau Stakes just so we have options. A race like the Falmouth might be more likely if it does not come too soon.

“I think Jemayel would have been closer in the Prix de Diane as it was a rough race. The start did not go to plan really and then she was quite badly squeezed just as she was making a nice move. It was a satisfactory run under the circumstances.

“She may just be off the very top level but she is a Group One winner and there are not too many options for her. I would guess that she is quite a likely runner at Goodwood.”

Architecture, Journey, Jazzi Top, Arabian Queen, Lucida and Nathra are all among the entries.

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