Smart Juvenile Kicks Off Double For No Nay Never
King Of Bavaria (2c No Nay Never - Enharmonic, by E Dubai) emerged as a smart prospect when taking Saturday’s five furlong maiden at Naas.
The Aidan O’Brien-trained newcomer raced close to the pace under Wayne Lordan and was travelling well with two furlongs left to travel. Ridden entering the final furlong, he ran on well to win by three parts of a length, as Silver Surfer (Caravaggio) claimed second.
“He’s a nice big colt,” Lordan later commented. “He got into stride quick and showed plenty of pace.”
Owned by Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Mrs John Magnier and Westerberg, King Of Bavaria was bought by Jamie McCalmont as a yearling for $300,000.
Bred by Samac and Summerhill Bloodstock, he completed the first leg of a double on the card for his sire, with stablemate Montego Bay (3f No Nay Never - Lesson In Life, by Duke Of Marmalade) justifying favouritism in the Fillies Maiden.
Chasing the leaders for much of the way, she was pushed along from over two furlongs out and produced a challenge approaching the final furlong. Soon in front, she kept on well to win by two and a quarter lengths, with Elanora (No Nay Never) and Pocket Veto (No Nay Never) completing a 1-2-3 for their sire.
Owned by Coolmore partners, Montego Bay was bred by Camas Park and Lynch Bages and was sold by the former as a yearling for €250,000.