Impressive US Stakes-Winner for No Nay Never
Talented Irish trained filly Yesterdayoncemore (2f No Nay Never x Danehill’s Dream, by Danehill) made a winning first appearance in North America when capturing the $100,000 Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf Stakes on Monday.
Placed twice in five previous starts in Ireland, the James Stack trained filly had worked well at Del Mar prior to this assignment and settled midfield before accelerating to the line to win the one mile contest on turf by a length with Victor Espinoza in the saddle.
“She did it well,” said James Stack. “She looked the part at home and for the better part of two weeks we’ve been here. Victor gave her a good ride and it worked out well. She’ll stay here and she’s got plenty of options now.”
Purchased for 110,000 guineas at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Yesterdayoncemore runs for D P Racing LLC, Mrs Paul Shanahan & Mrs M.V. Magnier.
She is the 16th stakes-winner for exciting young sire No Nay Never and is a half-sister to stakes-placed Viking Storm from Danehill’s Dream, who comes from a prolific Black Type family that has produced numerous Group I stars such as Dr Devious, Dancing Rain, Maybe, Awesome Rock and Saxon Warrior, who is on his first shuttle trip to Coolmore Australia.
No Nay Never is also currently in Australia standing at a fee of $44,000 with his first Aussie progeny to race this season as two year-olds.