No Nay Never Newcomer Impresses At The Curragh
Samuel Colt (2c No Nay Never - Lesson In Life, by Duke Of Marmalade) emerged as an exciting prospect when drawing clear to win Tuesday’s six furlong maiden at the Curragh.
The Aidan O’Brien-trained newcomer raced prominently under Seamie Heffernan and showed signs of inexperience when ridden after the two furlong pole. The bay led a furlong from home and was pushed clear to win by an easy four and a half lengths.
“He’s a lovely colt who has been coming along nicely in the last few weeks,” Ballydoyle representative Chris Armstrong later commented. “He wasn't in love with the ground but his class got him through it. He could be an exciting colt for next year all being well.”
Owned by Coolmore partners and Westerberg, the son of No Nay Never was bought by Mandore Agency as a yearling for €340,000. He was bred by Camas Park and Lynch Bages out of Lesson In Life, whose yearling full-brother to the winner recently sold for €300,000.