Nemoralia strides clear of So Beloved and Jallota in the City Of York Stakes Image by www.healyracing.ie

Nemoralia strides clear of So Beloved and Jallota in the City Of York Stakes
Image by www.healyracing.ie

Nemoralia underlined her class emphatically as she put her seal all over the Group 3 Sky Bet City Of York Stakes at York this afternoon.

As the rain continued to fall and the ground was changed to good, a field of ten lined-up for this seven furlong contest.

Flash Fire and Glen Moss broke well and Birchwood came to join the latter in cutting out the running.

Taking the only turn, Glen Moss led from Birchwood as the field headed down the centre ofteh track, with the front pair perhaps six lengths clear of Flash Fire and Forge.

With two furlongs to race, Birchwood and Glen Moss continued to duel but soon came back to their rivals and Nemoralia on the inside burst through and went two lengths clear.

In the final furlong, Nemoralia kept up the gallop well and never threatened to be caught, storming to the line with plenty in hand.

So Beloved came through for second place, ahead of Jallota in third and Librisa Breeze fourth, but they were all fighting for scraps in the wake of a very good filly.

The Jeremy Noseda trained three year old Nemoralia was a Listed winner on the Knavesmire in May and was an excellent second to Qemah in the Group 1 Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Noseda said afterwards: “A strong pace and I was sure that the seven would suit her well. A Group 1 filly dropping back into Group 3 company she’s done what she should do.

“The Queen Elizabeth in Keeneland would be our venture to America next but we might have a run before then.”