Nazeef made a profitable leap to Listed firm as she simply edged out Billesdon Brook within the EBF/Unibet Snowdrop Fillies’ Stakes at Kempton.
Educated by John Gosden and ridden by Jim Crowley, Nazeef received three of her begins final season however was taking a bounce up in stage on this mile occasion.
Ridden with loads of restraint by Crowley, her stablemate Scentasia tried to do it from the entrance beneath Frankie Dettori however she was in hassle with round a furlong and a half to run.
Billesdon Brook, the 2018 1000 Guineas victor and final 12 months’s Solar Chariot scorer, regarded to have the race at her mercy as she moved to the entrance, however Nazeef was flying down the skin for Crowley.
She swept into the lead and pulled away by three-quarters of a size, making full use of the 3lb she was getting from the winner. Exterior Shepherd Market stayed on for third.
Gosden was represented by his son Thady, who stated: “She did not have the smoothest journey spherical and was fairly far again, nothing actually took her into the race and clearly the floor is using fairly sluggish for the time being so it was a really pleasing efficiency.
“They usually enhance as they grow old and she or he’s undoubtedly come on properly. She ran very properly final 12 months however she has strengthened and matured properly this 12 months. Hopefully she is going to proceed to enhance.
“We are going to see how she is after the race and we may presumably take a look at Royal Ascot along with her, however it’s solely as much as Sheikh Hamdan (al Maktoum, proprietor).
“I am certain he’ll resolve what he needs to do, however presumably a tilt at one thing just like the Duke of Cambridge (Stakes).”
Crowley added: “Clearly I did not have a terrific draw. I used to be struggling to get into place. I shuffled again after the bend and it was a extremely good efficiency, particularly on a monitor which has proven to be exhausting to win on.
“She has performed nothing however enhance with each run she has had within the final 12 months and she or he retains getting higher and higher.”