Cherry Blossom (No Nay Never) Impresses At The Curragh

Lowther Stakes Aim For Impressive No Nay Never Filly

Cherry Blossom (2f No Nay Never - Canada Water, by Dansili) emerged as the latest exciting juvenile by No Nay Never when bolting up in Saturday’s six furlong maiden at the Curragh.

The Aidan O’Brien-trained filly had evidently been held in high regard by connections, as she was sent off favourite for a Listed race on debut, in which she finished a close fourth, despite stumbling at the start. Sent off favourite once again on Saturday, she was ridden prominently by Ryan Moore and asserted from halfway. Ridden clear from the final furlong marker, she won by five lengths with ease, as Chandigah (Churchill) and Four Blondes (Gleneagles) completed a 1-2-3 for Coolmore sires.

“We're delighted with her,” the winning trainer later said. “We thought she was very nice the first day and she nearly fell over coming out of the gates then, she went right down on her knees. She's a big powerful filly, a typical No Nay Never- pure speed. It's unusual that a horse stamps his stock as much as he does but they are all very quick, five or six furlongs.”

On future plans, O’Brien added, “She's probably a very smart filly and we'll have a look at the Lowther with her now. She looks like a Cheveley Park filly in time.”

Owned by Coolmore partners with Westerberg, Cherry Blossom was bought by MV Magnier as a yearling for €360,000. The exciting daughter of No Nay Never was bred by Barronstown Stud.