"I didn’t aim to leave it so tight, but I was pretty confident, even at the half-furlong marker, I was going to win. We didn’t need pace today. We had the best horse in the race."
Johnny Murtagh, jockey,
Gr.1 Coral Eclipse
|Won||Criterium International Gr.1, 8f, Saint-Cloud, beating all the best French juveniles including Gr.1 winner Spirit One, also Friston Forest, Makaan, Holocene, Yellowstone, Vital Equine, Rallying Cry.
Won in track record time, faster than Dalakhani, Bago, Act One,Dansili, Spinning World, Gold Away, etc
|Won||29 runner maiden by an impressive 6l, 7f, Curragh|
|Official Rating: 119 - 4th top rated 2yo|
|Won||Coral Eclipse Gr.1, 10f, Sandown, in one of the fastest times, beating Phoenix Tower, Pipedreamer, Campanologist, Rob Roy, Multidimensional, Maraahel|
|3rd||Arlington Million Gr.1, 10f, Arlington, to Spirit One and Archipenko|
|3rd||Prix Equidia (Prix du Chemin de Fer du Nord) Gr.3, 8f, Chantilly|
|Timeform Rating: 126 - “big, strong: very smart performer”|
"Mount Nelson has gone from a maiden winner to a Group 1 hero in a week. He looked magnificent in the paddock, and showed great courage. He has boundless scope for improvement and will certainly be a Classic prospect." Raceform, Gr.1 Criterium International report
"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. Unfortunately he had a foot injury at three, but he had a great temperament. That’s why he returned at four to show fine acceleration and battling qualities to win the Group 1 Eclipse Stakes." Aidan O’Brien, trainer
"Mount Nelson has been asked plenty of him in a short time, having made his two-year-old debut little more than 3 weeks earlier he’s soon proved himself a smart colt, with the promise of more to come." Timeform, Gr.1 Criterium International report