Yet another new Stakes winner for Nathaniel


Nathaniel’s run of good form this summer continued with Harbour Wind landing the Listed Vinnie Roe Stakes at Leopardstown last night on his first run at Stakes level.

Trained by Dermot Weld for owner/breeder Moyglare Stud Farm, Harbour Wind made headway to lead over a furlong from home and picked up well to draw three and three-quarter lengths of the second to win comfortably.

The three-year-old has won three times now from just four runs, and is turning into a very promising stayer with the more he has gone up in trip the better he has become.

Trainer Dermot Weld said: “Harbour Wind is still a big immature horse. He’s a next year horse and will be trained accordingly. That was a good renewal of that race, plenty of strength and of course he liked the better ground. He’s very like his uncle Forgotten Rules in every way, make, shape and attitude. There is lots to look forward to.”

Harbour Wind is the first runner and winner out of the winning Pivotal mare Topaz Clear, a half-sister to the Gr.2 Long Distance Cup and Gr.3 Vintage Crop Stakes winner and Gr.1 Gold Cup placed Forgotten Rules, and Stakes winner Vintage Nouveau.

Nathaniel has now sired 67 Stakes horses including 7 Gr.1 winners, most notably 11-time Gr.1 winner Enable and the 2022 Classic Gr.1 Epsom Derby victor Desert Crown.