• Martin Bosley

Sunday 11th July 2021

Nawar, a tough WINNER at Newbury!

All the hard work paid off last week with Nawar winning at Newbury and Assembled finishing 3rd at Kempton, both grade 1 tracks.

Assembled was our first runner of last week. Back to Kempton over the same distance of 1m3f but a lower grade than his previous race there. Last time out the pace was slow and we were a fraction free but he still ran a good race coming from well off the pace. On Tuesday the early pace was the complete opposite, in fact, it was fierce! We settled well through out the race and going into the home straight we started to make our move. At the 2f pole we looked like we were going into 2nd but the final furlong tested our stamina in a fast run race and we held on to 3rd. The winner looks a 2 mile horse and his stamina came into play in this race. The second placed horse was the favourite and beat us 2 1/4 lengths. Another lovely run from the handsome grey boy.

Assembled getting to the finish line in 3rd

Nawar is enjoying the turf with a win and a second from just four starts. We started him on the turf over 10f at Goodwood, a 'running on' 7th, then we stepped up again to 11f at Newbury finishing 2nd beaten 3/4 length and then upped again to 13f, back at Newbury where he won, winning by a comfortable length.

Nawar's three turf races this season were ridden by three of the up and coming female jockeys; Saffie Osborne (7th), Elisha Whittington (2nd) and Ellie Mackenzie (1st).

Nawar with Ellie Mackenzie

To win at Newbury is very special for the Bosley Team, a track that has many fond memories.

It was a competitive race for Nawar with a few unexposed 3yr olds and to make life difficult we had a draw 13 of 16 runners, on the wide outside. Our jockey Ellie was positive out of the stalls gaining a good position behind the leaders. It was a good pace from the start with the leader running with the choke out going further ahead and his rivals keeping an anxious eye on him! Three furlongs out the leader was stopping with horses around it working hard to get their heads in front. Nawar was cruising and looked the winner from two out! A furlong from the finish the favourite tried to get within a few lengths of us but on the line they could only close the distance by a length. It was 3 3/4 lengths back to the 3rd and 9 1/2 lengths back to the 4th horse! A gutsy win by Nawar.

Nawar winning comfortably at Newbury with Ellie Mackenzie on board

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