GBI RACING

One-time Oaks fancy Natavia returns to action at Newmarket on Friday

Natavia

Natavia, not seen since finishing last in the Investec Oaks, returns to action in the Join Club Godolphin Pride Stakes at Newmarket on Friday.

Owned by Khalid Abdullah, who won the Epsom Classic with the brilliant Enable, Natavia was quietly fancied having won a Newbury Listed race on just her second start.

The Roger Charlton-trained daughter of Nathaniel makes her comeback in a Listed race over 10 furlongs against the likes of Hugo Palmer's Architecture and Henry Candy's Chain Of Daisies.

"She needed plenty of time to get over Epsom," said Abdullah's racing manager, Teddy Grimthorpe."Roger has brought her back steadily and she's entitled to be a bit rusty, I'd have thought.

"However, she has been doing things right at home and has been pleasing him.

"This will tell us an awful lot about which direction we go in next year, whether we carry on with her or not."

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