A second Gr.2 gift for son of Nathaniel


Nathaniel’s son Bubble Gift added a second Gr.2 victory to his form today in landing the Gr.2 Qatar Prix Niel over 1m4f at ParisLongchamp.

Earlier this season the three-year-old colt also won the Gr.2 Prix Hocquart at ParisLongchamp for trainer Mikel Delzangles and owner Zak Bloodstock.

Trainer Mikel Delzangles said: “That was close and I thought he’d finished second, so it was a nice surprise when the result was announced. He was in very good condition leading up to this comeback and I expected him to run a really good race. He’s in the Arc back over this course and distance, but it will probably be an extremely tough race. We’ll not make any decision just yet and I’ll go home and discuss plans with the owners.”

Bred by Ali Hakam, Bubble Gift is a half-brother to Gr.3 winner and Gr.1 performer Bubble Chic, recent Gr.3 winner Bubble Smart and Stakes performer/producer Queen Bubble, out of the Grand Lodge mare Bubble Back.

In 2021 Nathaniel has sired one new Gr.1 winner in Lady Bowthorpe and two new Gr.2 winners with Bubble Gift and Mutamakina. Look out at the forthcoming sales for his next exciting crop of yearlings bred following the exceptional success of his Champion 11-time Gr.1 daughter Enable.