The John Gosden trained Nathaniel is the centre of attention for the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown

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The John Gosden trained Nathaniel is the centre of attention for the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown
Nathaniel will be making his way to Sandown to compete in the Group 1 Coral-Eclipse (British Champions Series) on 7th July, 2012.
The bay colt will be making a comeback over the course of 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 7 yards in the hope of securing a victory.

Foaled by mare, Magnificient Style, the runner has claimed three victories in seven starts, and finished thrice as a runner-up.
The son of Galileo’s previous performance was not up to the mark, since he finished fifth in the Group 1 Qipco Champion Stakes (British Champions Middle Distance) over a mile and 2 furlongs in October, 2011.
Now coming back after a long lay-off, the young runner has gained a significant amount of attention from the market.

The only concern trainer, John Gosden has is that Nathaniel will be going into the Coral-Eclipse Stakes without a prep race, and that might affect his run a little in the race.
The trainer said:
"Obviously he missed his prep race which is not ideal. I think to ask a horse like this first time out against the likes of So You Think and horses that are already battle hardened this year is quite a big ask."
The Lady Rothschild and Newsells Park Stud owned runner is at the top of the betting with Betfred, Boylesports and Ladbrokes, who have given him a 6 to 1 shot, whereas Coral gave him a chance of 9-2.
Of course, it will be difficult for, Nathaniel, to come out on top in this race considering he hasn’t raced in quite a while, and is up against some quality runners.
So You Think, charge of the renowned trainer Aidan O’Brien, recently claimed a magnificent victory in the Group 1 150th Anniversary of Prince of Wales's Stakes at the Royal Ascot over 1 mile and 2 furlongs.
John Gosden’s impeccable training might take full form on the track, giving Nathaniel a chance to excel. In June 2012, the trainer saddled 22 victories.
The beginning of July has been good for Gosden, since his charge, Izzi Top, emerged successful from the Group 1 Barclays Bank Ireland Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh over a course of 1 mile and 2 furlongs.



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