More To Come From No Nay Never Colt Following Maiden Success
The Aidan O’Brien-trained Preamble (2c No Nay Never - Falling Rain, by Danehill Dancer) built on a promising debut to justify favoritism in the Kilminfoyle House Stud Maiden at Fairyhouse.
A close third on debut last month, the son of No Nay Never remained over the six furlong trip on Thursday and was ridden to chase the leader by Seamie Heffernan. Pushed along from three furlongs out, the bay improved to lead approaching the final furlong and kept on well to score by a length and a quarter from Colfer Kay (Pride Of Dubai).
There should be more to come from the winner, with Heffernan later commenting, “He’d a nice run in Naas and is a lovely laid-back horse. I like him and he can go a bit further.”
Preamble was bred by Lynch Bages and Camas Park Stud and is a full-brother to dual winner Never Rains.
The following day at Ascot, the useful Stone Circle (3g No Nay Never - Candlehill Girl, by Shamardal) returned to winning ways in the Class 2 sprint for Michael Bell.
Successful in the valuable Tattersalls Ireland sales race last season, the chesnut appeared to appreciate a change in tactics and raced clear inside the final furlong under Ray Dawson, doing enough to deny Fresh on the line.
Stone Circle was bred by Stephen Curran out of a half-sister to black-type performer Valentina Guest.