Pearl Palinka (No Nay Never) Wins Her Maiden At Down Royal

Promising No Nay Never Filly Gets Off The Mark

The Dermot Weld-trained Pearl Palinka (2f No Nay Never - Catch The Eye, by Oratorio) built on a promising debut to land Friday’s fillies’ maiden at Down Royal.

Third to subsequent Listed winner Ladies Church (Churchill) in June, Mrs Noeleen McCreevy’s homebred showed the benefit of experience when pushed along from two furlongs out by Oisin Orr. Ridden approaching the final furlong, she soon led and was pushed out to win by a length and a half from Brostaigh (Footstepsinthesand).

Pearl Palinka is a full-sister to dual Listed winner Servalan (No Nay Never) and provides a timely update for her full-brother catalogued in the upcoming Goffs Orby Sale.