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No Nay Never Colt Gains First Stakes Success

Chestnut Honey (3c No Nay Never - Ardea Brave, by Chester House) gained his first Stakes success when sprinting home to take the Listed Gran Premio d’Italia in Milan on Sunday.

Racing over a mile and a half, he tracked the steady pace set by Jighen and quickened to challenge three furlongs from home. Racing home strongly, he was chased by Full Of Lying, but prevailed by a neck on the line. Winning jockey Dario Vargiu commented on his mount, “He is one of the good three-year-olds in the yard and his win was not really a surprise. He stayed on and is very game.”

Trained by Alduino Botti for Scuderia Effevi, Chestnut Honey was Listed-placed as a two-year-old. He was bred by Camogue Stud and is a half-brother to the ultra-consistent Captain Joy, while their dam is a winning half-sister to three Stakes horses.