No Nay Never Newcomer Shines At The Curragh
Meditate (2f No Nay Never - Pembina, by Dalakhani) emerged as an exciting prospect when making an impressive debut in Sunday’s five furlong fillies’ maiden at the Curragh.
Aidan O’Brien’s charge was sent off second favourite under Ryan Moore and led from the halfway stage. Pushed along at the two furlong pole, she drew clear inside the final furlong to win by three and a quarter lengths.
“We're delighted with her. She did everything right,” O’Brien commented after the race. “She was straightforward and has a lovely mind.” When asked if Meditate might be aimed at Royal Ascot, he said, “I think she could be, that's what you'd imagine. She has all that quality. She'll go for the fillies' Group race at Naas next.”
A €360,000 yearling purchase, Meditate is owned by Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Mrs John Magnier and Westerberg. The daughter of No Nay Never was bred by Lynch-Bages and Rhinestone Bloodstock out of a half-sister to multiple Stakes winner Albisola (Montjeu).