The Liffey (No Nay Never) Wins On Debut at the Curragh

No Nay Never Colt Makes Perfect Start At The Curragh

The Liffey (2c No Nay Never - Rain Goddess, by Galileo) completed a quickfire double for Coolmore sires at the Curragh when making a winning debut in the Oak Solutions Group Irish EBF Race.

Racing over six furlongs, the Aidan O’Brien-trained newcomer was ridden to lead by Seamie Heffernan and was joined at halfway. Pushed along after the two furlong pole, he was ridden to assert inside the final furlong and kept on well to lead by a neck on the line.

“He was working nicely but we thought he’d be green first time,” O’Brien later explained. “Hopefully he'll keep progressing and when Seamus said he had loads of speed that’s what you really look for.

Looking to the future, O’Brien said, “You could say he's an Ascot horse but maybe we might take our time and come back here for the Railway Stakes.”

The Coolmore homebred is a half-brother to Listed-winning stablemate San Antonio.