God gives Nathaniel another Stakes winner

Nathaniel sired his ninth first-crop Group/Stakes horse today when God Given won the Listed Betbright Aphrodite Stakes at Newmarket by one length.

A half-sister to three-time Group 1 winner Postponed, she took a nice step up on this rise in class and became Nathaniel's third Stakes winner.

Trainer Luca Cumani said: "God Given stays well and that was important as she is a half-sister to Postponed. She'll stay in training."

Bred and owned by St Albans Bloodstock, God Given is the fourth foal out of Ever Rigg, a winning Dubai Destination mare whose dam is the 1996 Moyglare Stud Stakes winner Bianca Nera, from the further family of Stakes winners Bondi Beach and Gale Force Ten.

The Newsells Park Stud second-season sire, Nathaniel, is enjoying an excellent year with his three-year-olds, led by the outstanding dual Oaks winner Enable, and in the spring Natavia was an impressive Listed winner at Newbury.

Saturday 22nd July 2017