"Nathaniel was one of the very best colts I have trained.  An incredibly tough, courageous and versatile horse, he always gave his all, from 10f to 12f on any ground."

John Gosden


World Champion 3yo in 2011 (9.5f-10.5f)

Timeform Rating: 131

At 4

Won Coral-Eclipse Gr.1, Sandown, 1m2f, by ½l on 4yo debut.
Beating Gr.1 winners/performers Cityscape, Crackerjack King, Monterosso, Twice Over, Bonfire, City Style, Farhh and Sri Putra.
2nd Irish Champion Stakes Gr.1, Leopardstown, 1m2f, to 7-time Gr.1 winner Snow Fairy by 1¼l.
Beating Gr.1 winners/performers St Nicholas Abbey, Born To Sea and Light Heavy. Breaking the track record for the Champion Stakes at Leopardstown making him the fastest ever colt to run in this race. The best horse at the weights.
2nd King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Gr.1, Ascot, 1m4f, to Danedream by just a nose.
Beating Gr.1 winners/performers Deep Brillante, Dunaden, Masked Marvel, Reliable Man, St Nicholas Abbey, Brown Panther, Robin Hood and Sea Moon. The best horse at the weights.
3rd QIPCO Champion Stakes Gr.1, 1m2f to Frankel

At 3

Won King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Gr.1, Ascot, 1m4f, by 2¾l.
Beating Gr.1 winners/performers Debussy, Rewilding, St Nicholas Abbey and Workforce.
Won King Edward VII Stakes Gr.2, Royal Ascot, 1m4f, comfortably by 5l
Won St Helens Maiden, Haydock, 1m4f, comfortably by 9l
2nd Chester Vase Gr.3, Chester, 1m4½f, by a head to multiple Gr.1 winner Treasure Beach

At 2

2nd EBF Maiden, Newmarket, 1m, to Frankel by ½l on debut, and 5l clear from the rest of the field including Gr.1 winner Colour Vision. No other horse has ever got closer to beating Frankel

"I always knew he was a very good horse but I didn't realise he was going to be this good so soon." William Buick, reference to the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2011

"To pick up and quicken twice in this ground is a great achievement and a big call having missed a prep race.  It was a brave performance." John Gosden, reference to the Coral-Eclipse

"Nathaniel has proved most consistent at the highest level over the last 12 months or so, ….. a genuine colt, Nathaniel is right up there with the best around at present….." Timeform, reference to the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2012

“The ground for Sandown's meeting was better than might have been expected given the rain. That partly explains why Nathaniel managed to clock a terrific 2m 6.94s in the Coral-Eclipse, the other reason being that he's simply a top-class colt.” Racing Post, reference to the Coral Eclipse

“Nathaniel…like the best among his breed, has a hunger to win”, Andy Stephens, The Times, 9/07/12