No Nay Never

No Nay Never proved the outstanding 2YO sire of 2022, with a magnificent six Group winners, headed by Gr.1 scorers Meditate, Little Big Bear and Blackbeard. This crop is the first sired by him at a six-figure fee and bodes very well for his next three crops, sired at €175,000 and €125,000.

No Nay Never owes much of his success to mares from the DANZIG line. His dual Gr.1 winner Blackbeard is out of a mare by BORN TO SEA, a son of INVINCIBLE SPIRIT, who in turn sired the dam of Gr.2 winner Trillium. Another Gr.2 winner, Aesop’s Fable, is out of a daughter of SHINKO FOREST, another son of GREEN DESERT. No Nay Never has a 7f Gr.3 winner out of a mare by SEA THE STARS. There are also Listed winners out of daughters of CAPE CROSS and OASIS DREAM (2).

His multiple Gr.1-winning filly Alcohol Free is out of a grand-daughter of Danzig, by HARD SPUN. He is also working very well with mares by sons of DANEHILL, including EXCEED AND EXCEL (Gr.1 winner Ten Sovereigns), ROCK OF GIBRALTAR (Gr.2 scorer Land Force), ORATORIO (Listed winner Servalan) and FASTNET ROCK (Gr.2 NZ winner Need I Say More).

No Nay Never is thriving with mares with Mr Prospector blood. He owes four of his Gr.2 winners to mares from this line, including Zain Claudette (out of a SPEIGHTSTOWN mare) and the siblings Arizona and Nay Lady Nay (out of a mare by ENGLISH CHANNEL, a son of SMART STRIKE). His Gr.1 winner Little Big Bear has a grandam by MISWAKI.

No Nay Never has Listed winners out of daughters of PIVOTAL and PEINTRE CELEBRE. THEATRICAL sired the second dam of his Gr.1 winner Ten Sovereigns, while PIVOTAL filled the same position in the pedigree of Blackbeard.

The second dam of Gr.2 winner Aesop’s Fables is by NUREYEV’s son DANCING DISSIDENT.

Gr.1 winner Little Big Bear is one of only two foals out of BERING mares.

No Nay Never should suit mares by FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND, SHAMARDAL and LOPE DE VEGA as he has already sired Gr.2 winner Zain Claudette which is inbred to STORM CAT.

No Nay Never’s Gr.2-winning 2YO Shadn has a dam by SADLER’S WELLS and he has the 2YO Gr.3 winner Midnight Mile and two 2YO Listed winners are out of GALILEO mares. A HIGH CHAPARRAL mare produced two Gr.3 winners (11%) to him. Sadler’s Wells’ brother FAIRY KING sired the 2nd dam of Gr.1 winner Alcohol Free.

The SHIRLEY HEIGHTS male line has quickly made its mark with No Nay Never. His smart son Wichita had a dam by DASHING BLADE, while the 2022 Gr.1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Meditate and Gr.3 Oh So Sharp Stakes winner Midnight Mile respectively have a dam by DALAKHANI and a 2nd dam by DARSHAAN.

ROYAL APPLAUSE sired the grandam of Gr.2 winner Trillium. Daughters of DARK ANGEL, MEHMAS and EQUIANO would also suit.

No Nay Never has a Gr.3 winner out of an INDIAN RIDGE mare and his Group winners Wichita, Land Force and Love Locket all have 2nd dams by INDIAN RIDGE.

BLUSHING GROOM’s sons RAINBOW QUEST, NASHWAN and RAHY collectively sired the second dams of five of No Nay Never’s black-type winners, and RAINBOW QUEST also sired the dam of one of his Listed winners.

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