Sister To Ten Sovereigns Gets Off The Mark
Wednesday saw the well-related Eden Quay (3f No Nay Never - Seeking Solace, by Exceed And Excel) bounce back to take the Irish EBF Fillies Maiden at Limerick.
A promising third on her sole start at two, the full-sister to Ten Sovereigns became unbalanced on her three-year-old return last week but showed no ill effects on her latest start. Racing over an extended six furlongs, she was settled behind the leaders by Wayne Lordan and made her move approaching the final furlong. Improving to lead close home, she was pushed out to win by a length and a quarter.
Lordan was pleased with the winner’s performance, later commenting, “She travelled nicely and quickened up well. It was a nice performance.”
The daughter of No Nay Never becomes the second winner bred by Camas Park, Lynch Bages and Summerhill out of the black-type mare Seeking Solace, though she has far to go to equal the exploits of her full-brother Ten Sovereigns, himself a Group 1 winner as a two and three-year-old. A 600,000gns yearling purchase by MV Magnier, Eden Quay continues a successful month for her dam, following her two-year-old full-sister selling for $350,000 at the Ocala Breeze-Up Sale.