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Race Record


World Champion 3yo in 2011 (9.5f-10.5f)

Timeform Rating: 131

At 4

Won: Coral-Eclipse Gr.1, Sandown, 1m2f, by ½l on 4yo debut.
Beating Gr.1 winners/performers Cityscape, Crackerjack King, Monterosso, Twice Over, Bonfire, City Style, Farhh and Sri Putra.
2nd: Irish Champion Stakes Gr.1, Leopardstown, 1m2f, to 7-time Gr.1 winner Snow Fairy by 1¼l.
Beating Gr.1 winners/performers St Nicholas Abbey, Born To Sea and Light Heavy. Breaking the track record for the Champion Stakes at Leopardstown making him the fastest ever colt to run in this race. The best horse at the weights.
2nd: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Gr.1, Ascot, 1m4f, to Danedream by just a nose.
Beating Gr.1 winners/performers Deep Brillante, Dunaden, Masked Marvel, Reliable Man, St Nicholas Abbey, Brown Panther, Robin Hood and Sea Moon. The best horse at the weights.
3rd: QIPCO Champion Stakes Gr.1, 1m2f to Frankel

At 3

Won: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Gr.1, Ascot, 1m4f, by 2¾l.
Beating Gr.1 winners/performers Debussy, Rewilding, St Nicholas Abbey and Workforce.
Won: King Edward VII Stakes Gr.2, Royal Ascot, 1m4f, comfortably by 5l
Won: St Helens Maiden, Haydock, 1m4f, comfortably by 9l
2nd: Chester Vase Gr.3, Chester, 1m4½f, by a head to multiple Gr.1 winner Treasure Beach

At 2

2nd: EBF Maiden, Newmarket, 1m, to Frankel by ½l on debut, and 5l clear from the rest of the field including Gr.1 winner Colour Vision. No other horse has ever got closer to beating Frankel

"Nathaniel was one of the very best colts I have trained.  An incredibly tough, courageous and versatile horse, he always gave his all, from 10f to 12f on any ground."
John Gosden, trainer

"I always knew he was a very good horse but I didn't realise he was going to be this good so soon." William Buick, reference to the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2011

"Nathaniel has proved most consistent at the highest level over the last 12 months or so, ….. a genuine colt, Nathaniel is right up there with the best around at present….."
Timeform, reference to the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2012

“The ground for Sandown's meeting was better than might have been expected given the rain. That partly explains why Nathaniel managed to clock a terrific 2m 6.94s in the Coral-Eclipse, the other reason being that he's simply a top-class colt.”
Racing Post, reference to the Coral Eclipse

“Nathaniel…like the best among his breed, has a hunger to win”
Andy Stephens, The Times, 9/07/12