Listed win heads No Nay Never Dundalk treble
A Listed success headed a brilliant three-timer for No Nay Never’s fabulous first crop at Dundalk on Friday evening.
The black-type scorer was No Needs Never (2c No Nay Never-Opera Fan, by Cape Cross), who landed the Listed Star Appeal Stakes by a length and three-quarters for trainer Joseph O’Brien.
Winning rider Seamie Heffernan commented: “Joseph fancied him. He had a very good run the last day and was possibly a little bit unlucky. I was impressed.
“He could be something to look forward to and, with any of the No Nay Nevers I’ve dealt with, I’d be fairly sure they are going to train on next year.”
Earlier, the €300,000 yearling Never No More (2c No Nay Never-Law Of The Jungle, by Catcher In The Rye) won a five-furlong conditions event by a runaway three and a quarter lengths for Aidan O’Brien and son Donnacha.
"He's smart. He impressed me there, I hadn't ridden him a whole lot at home," said the winning jockey. ”He had a good run the last day behind a decent horse and he made no mistake today. He feels smart.
"He traveled smooth, he's still a little bit raw, and when I hit him a flick he quickened up nicely. I think he'll be a fast horse, five or six.”
There was more success for No Nay Never on the card when Eagle Song (2c No Nay Never-Al Ihsas, by Danehill) coasted home in a nursery, again for Joseph O’Brien.