No Nay Never Paddock

Smart No Nay Never Colt Impresses On Return

Never So Brave (3c No Nay Never – Chica Whopa, by Oasis Dream) boasted strong juvenile form and returned on Saturday to run out an impressive winner in a Thirsk maiden.

Sir Michael Stoute’s charge chased home subsequent Group 1 winners Ancient Wisdom and Vandeek on his only starts last season and was sent off favourite to gain a deserved win on Saturday. Saffie Osborne took the ride in the seven furlong maiden and positioned the bay prominently throughout. He was travelling well when making headway from three furlongs out and led a furlong later. Pushed clear inside the final furlong, he led by four lengths on the line.

A step up in class may now be on the cards for New So Brave, who is owned by Saeed Suhail. Bought as a yearling for 240,000gns, the son of No Nay Never was bred by COP Hanbury.