Force Lands stakes success for No Nay Never
In-form No Nay Never was responsible for an easy first-crop Listed winner at Tipperary on Thursday night via the Aidan O’Brien-trained Land Force (2c No Nay Never-Theann, by Rock Of Gibraltar).
A Curragh maiden winner in May, he finished a close third in the G2 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot and had no trouble justifying 8/13 favouritism in the Listed Coolmore Pride Of Dubai Tipperary Stakes.
Ridden by the trainer’s son Donnacha, the high-class juvenile stayed on to win by two lengths.
"He had a lovely run in Ascot and the plan is to go for the six-furlong G2 July Stakes at Newmarket next,” said Aidan O’Brien.
The winning rider added: “He’s a nice horse and very uncomplicated with a great attitude. He’s a very likeable horse with a lot of speed. He’s by an exciting young sire in No Nay Never - they seem to have a lot of speed and a lot of physical presence.
“He’s one to look forward to. He’ll stay six furlongs and he’d also handle a bit of ease in the ground so there are plenty of options for him.”
No Nay Never had an easy winner earlier the same day when Jonah Jones (2c No Nay Never-Conniption, by Danehill Dancer) captured a Haydock novices’ event for trainer Tom Dascombe.