"He's got real quality. He's beat a good bunch of horses and he's showed his versatility today in a top-class mile and a quarter race."

William Buick, reference to the Coral-Eclipse

NATHANIEL (IRE)

2008 Galileo ex Magnificient Style (Silver Hawk), bay 16.1½ hh (1.66m)

The best bred son of Galileo at stud

Pedigree: Best bred son of Galileo, the World's best sire.
Out of one of the Stud Book's greatest mares, Magnificient Style, dam of eight Group/Stakes winners including Gr.1 winners Nathaniel, Great Heavens and Playful Act.
Performance: Timeform Rating: 131. Dual Gr.1 winner and multiple Gr.1 performer.
World Champion 3yo in 2011 (9.5f-10.5f).

Won Gr.1 Coral-Eclipse on 4yo debut.
Won Gr.1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes as a 3yo, like his sire Galileo.
2nd to Snow Fairy in Gr.1 Irish Champion Stakes, and 2nd to Danedream by a nose in the Gr.1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at 4. The best horse at the weights.

Brave and courageous, beating the winners of 27 Gr.1 races.
Precocity: 2nd to Frankel as a 2yo in Newmarket maiden by ½l drawing 5l clear from the rest of the field on his debut. No other horse has ever got closer Frankel.
Promise: Nathaniel and his siblings improved dramatically from 2 to 3 by between 30lbs to 50lbs.  Watch his progeny follow suit in 2017!
2017 Fee: £17,500  1st Oct SLF

“Nathaniel proved himself a horse of the highest calibre, as well as brave when he won yesterday’s Coral-Eclipse.” Marcus Armytage, Sunday Telegraph, reference to the Coral-Eclipse

“Nathaniel is going to be an even bigger force on the middle-distance scene this year than last, getting straight back in the groove to win a Group 1, took his form to the next level, not only a big performance but also a big statement of what could yet come…” Timeform, reference to the Coral-Eclipse

"Nathaniel returned to action with a top-class performance to win the Coral-Eclipse, returning a Racing Post Rating of 129 to rank among the best recent winners of the Sandown Group 1." Racing Post, reference to the Coral-Eclipse

"That was phenomenal. I'm thrilled with him. I can't believe he's run two races like that two weeks apart.  He's done absolutely brilliantly to come back from the Eclipse and be beaten just a nose by Danedream." John Gosden, reference to the King George 2012