2023 Falmouth Stakes & Duchess of Cambridge Stakes Recap

Nashwa takes advantage of the cutback in distance to blitz her rivals in the 2023 Falmouth Stakes by 5 lengths and gain her first success of the season and her third graded stakes victory (All Grade 1’s) for John & Thady Gosden.

Falmouth Stakes

Grade 1 – Purse $372,000 – 1 mile – Turf – 3-Year-Old and Up – Fillies and Mares

With the cut back in distance expected to suit, Hollie Doyle took a pull as the gates opened and had the eventual winner NASHWA anchored towards the tail end of the field as they started their journey down the straight mile of the July Course.

The early speed was contested by Astral Beau and Neverendingstory, while the short-priced chalk Via Sistina was held up for her customary late close.

Though the half-mile and Remarquee was taking closer order around two lengths off the lead and both Nashwa and Via Sistina followed this one through.

The pace quickened three furlongs from the wire, and down to the final quarter Astral Beau was swamped on both sides by Remarquee and Nashwa, with Hollie Doyle’s mount coming to take the lead in hand.


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Entering the final furlong, Doyle pushed the go button on Nashwa, and her filly quickly widened by five lengths and was geared down at the wire.

Remarquee battled bravely for second while Via Sistina lacked a stretch kick and finished third.

Astral Beau held well for the fourth spot.

2023 Falmouth Stakes Payouts

1. Nashwa$5.00$1.80
2. Remarquee $2.10
3. Via Sistina $1.20

Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes

Grade 2 – Purse $127,000 – 6 furlongs – Turf – 2-Year-Old Fillies

Persian Dreamer causes a major upset by winning the Grade 2 Duchess of Cambridge Stakes to defeat the 1/6 chalk Star Of Mystery.

Just the four runners for this valuable prize for two-year-old fillies and it was the chalk Star Of Mystery who broke alertly and set the early speed followed by Thanksbutnothanks and then the eventual winner PERSIAN DREAMER and the longshot Woodhay Wonder bringing up the tail.

The pace was slow and the jockey on Thanksbutnothanks decided to stride on after the first quarter, which went in just over 26 seconds.

As they headed past halfway the two longshots started to struggle and it was here that the battle commenced between the top two on the board.


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They were neck and neck heading to the furlong pole and with a sixteenth to the wire, Persian Dreamer widened as Star Of Mystery had no more to give and backed out late. Kevin Stott punched out the winner to go on by a length and three quarters at the wire, with Woodhay Wonder closing late for third and the early leader Thanksbutnothanks well back in the fourth spot

2023 Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes Payouts

1. Persian Dreamer$6.00$2.00
2. Star Of Mystery 
3. Woodhay Wonder 

WINNING TIME: 1 mins 13.66 secs

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