No Nay Never Filly Leads Home 1-2 For Coolmore Sires
Thursday saw Native Queen (3f No Nay Never - Beach Of Falesa, by Dylan Thomas) gain a deserved win in the Fillies & Mares Maiden at Bellewstown.
Trained by Joseph O’Brien for owner/breeder Anne Marie O’Brien, the daughter of No Nay Never had placed on all of her previous starts and was sent off favourite on Thursday. The bay raced prominently throughout under Mikey Sheehy and was pushed along from two furlongs out. Ridden to challenge approaching the final furlong, she ran on well to lead close home and won by half a length from Vadiana (Vadamos).
Assistant trainer Brendan Powell later commented that the winner was unsuited by the track and added, “She got there on ability more than anything. She's tough and hardy.”