NEWSELLS Park Stud’s middle-distance Group 1 star Nathaniel (by Galileo) got off the mark when Paulownia won over seven furlongs at Ascot on Saturday and made it a double when Ronald R won over the same trip at Yarmouth on Wednesday evening.

Paulownia was bred by Woodcote Stud Ltd and she is out of Petite Nymphe (by Golan), a 15-furlong winning half-sister to Group 1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches and Group 1 Prix de la Foret heroine Danseuse Du Soir (by Thatching).