Jwala secures surprise win in Nunthorpe Stakes at York

Outsider Jwala pulled off a shock victory in the Nunthorpe Stakes at York's Ebor Festival.

The four-year-old filly, trained by Robert Cowell and ridden by Steve Drowne, beat favourite Shea Shea into second place, with the highly-fancied Sole Power coming in third.

Previous Nunthorpe Stakes winners

2012: Ortensia (William Buick)

2011: Margot Did (Hayley Turner)

2010: Sole Power (Wayne Lordan)

2009: Borderlescott (Neil Callan)

2008: Borderlescott (Pat Cosgrave)

2007: Kingsgate Native (Jimmy Quinn)

2006: Reverence (Kevin Darley)

Jwala finished 17th behind Moviesta at Goodwood on 2 August.

But Moviesta, who is part owned by QPR manager Harry Redknapp, finished last in York.

Drowne returned to racing in March after a year out with an illness that saw him lose his licence.

The jockey said: "Everyone knows my problems last year, but you need a horse like this to bounce back.

"You just need to land one like this and it gets you back. She's a fabulous filly."