Law simply Cosmic for Nay No Never
No Nay Never’s sensational run continued at Epsom on Oaks day when Cosmic Law (2c No Nay Never-Dhamma, by Broad Brush) ran out a brilliant winner of the Woodcote Stakes for trainer Richard Fahey and owner John Dance.
Ridden by P J McDonald, the flying juvenile was highly impressive when drawing away from the field to score by six lengths.
"I was expecting him to run well,” said Fahey, who was surprised that the Carlisle novice stakes winner was sent off at 10/1. “But it's amazing - you sit in the car on the way here, reading the paper, and you see he is the outsider. You think I'm getting this very wrong here - or someone is, anyway. It's just nice to see him win. He's a grand horse and a horse we like. He's quite a laidback character and is getting better with racing.
"Six furlongs suits him - five is his bare minimum. He went to Carlisle [over that trip] and only got going 50 yards from the line and took off, and PJ [McDonald] said the penny just dropped. Some horses need racing, some need looking after, but he's one who definitely improved from racing."
Asked about what Cosmic Law what do next, he replied: "Coming down in the car I was thinking about the G2 Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot and it is definitely in my mind. I will speak to John Dance. He's a good-minded horse and if any horse could do it, it'd be him."
McDonald also admitted that the victory did not come as surprise and added: “He was very green first time out when Tony Hamilton rode him and Tony did a great job of educating him and looking after him.
"He came on a ton to win at Carlisle and I thought he was massively overpriced today. The Carlisle race was a good race and did not get the recognition it deserved coming into today.
"I was quietly confident about the horse. I thought he would improve for the step up in trip and I was not worried about the ground.
"He is going in the right direction and has given us no reason today not to go for the Coventry, provided he comes out of today OK.”
A £90,000 yearling, Cosmic Law was bred by Epona Bloodstock.