"Mount Nelson was a great looking colt with lots of speed and class. At two I felt he was one of our best Classic prospects."
Aidan O’Brien, trainer
2004 Rock of Gibraltar ex Independence (Selkirk), bay 16.1½ hh (1.66m)
Sire of 32 Stakes horses inc:
|Performance:||Won the Gr.1 Criterium International (8f) at 2yrs in race record time. Official rating: 119 - 4th top rated two-year-old.
Came back from injury to win the Gr.1 Coral Eclipse (10f). TR 126.
|Pedigree:||By Champion miler and leading sire Rock of Gibraltar out of Independence (Selkirk) winner of the Sun Chariot and Matron Stakes. Bred on the same Danzig / Sharpen Up sire cross as Danehill Dancer and Invincible Spirit.|
|Presence:||Probably the best looking stallion in the UK. 320,000gns yearling.|
|2016 Fee:||£5,000 1st Oct SLF - plus new 'filly+ scheme'
((Filly Foal, Free Return OR 50% Rebate - if your mare breeds a filly foal from a nomination to Mount Nelson in 2016)
"The moment I clapped eyes on Mount Nelson, I thought he was outstanding. I'm a huge fan of his sire and he's better looking. I see a very bright future for him, and my clients agree; we have booked more mares to him than any other freshman this season." Johnny McKeever, McKeever St Lawrence
"I heard he was a good looking horse, but I hadn’t expected him to be such an impressive individual. He has great presence and an unbelievable walk." Gerry Burke, Glidawn Stud
"I have rarely seen a horse with quite such a good walk." Hubert Honore, Haras d'Ommeel