Nathaniel’s Lady lands Gr.1 Nassau Stakes


Nathaniel’s daughter Lady Bowthorpe powered home to land the Gr.1 Qatar Nassau Stakes at Goodwood today for trainer William Jarvis and owner Emma Banks.

It was a well deserved first Gr.1 victory for this filly, having been consistent at the highest level which this season included winning the Gr.2 Betfair Dahlia Stakes and finishing second in the Gr.1 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes.

Trainer William Jarvis said: “We knew Lady Bowthorpe was smart when she won the Valiant Stakes at Ascot as a four-year-old. She was exceptional in the Dahlia Stakes and she’s a very, very smart filly.
“I think after she won the Dahlia Stakes that was when I, personally, thought that she should have the Nassau Stakes on her radar and we sort of worked back a little bit. Having said that, she hasn’t missed a beat, we went Dahlia, Lockinge, Royal Ascot, Newmarket, she’s a very tough mare.
“I’ve been dying to run her over 10 furlongs for a long time but events transpired against us until today. Anyway, I think she has proved that she’s even better over 10 than she is at a mile. She has that great turn of foot which is her real strength and she settles so much better now.”

Owner Emma Banks was understandably thrilled commenting: “Kieran gave Lady Bowthorpe an amazing ride. He deserves this, it is his first Group One – it’s all of our first Group One apart from William who had one back when the dinosaurs were doing it. I’m so proud of Lady Bowthorpe.”

Lady Bowthorpe is Nathaniel’s fourth Gr.1 winner from his first three crops. The first of his progeny conceived since the great Enable’s emergence are now two, so exciting times are still ahead for Nathaniel.

Bred by Scuderia Archi Romani, Lady Bowthorpe is a half-sister to the Gr.2 Greenlands Stakes winner and Gr.1-placed Speak In Colours (Excelebration) out of the multiple winning sprinter Maglietta Fina (Verglas) a half-sister to the three-time Gr.2 winning miler Tullius. She was purchased by James Toller for 82,000gns as a yearling at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 2.