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Pricey No Nay Never Colt Makes Winning Debut

€165,000 breeze-up buy Ventura Lightning (2c No Nay Never - From This Day On, by El Prado) made a wining start to his career when taking the five furlong novice stakes at Thirsk on Friday.

The Richard Fahey-trained grey tracked the leaders and was pushed along by Tony Hamilton from over a furlong out, running on between horses to lead close home, beating the short-priced favourite Baltic State by a neck on the line.

Owned by Middleham Park Racing and partner, Ventura Lightning was bred by Snowdrop Stud. He is a half-brother to Listed performer Garrogorille (Rock Of Gibraltar), while his dam is a half-sister to three Stakes winners in the US.