Ten Sovereigns (No Nay Never) G1 Middle Park Stakes

Sovereigns reigns in G1 for No Nay Never

Ten Sovereigns (2c No Nay Never-Seeking Solace, by Exceed And Excel) confirmed himself one of Europe’s best juvenile colts of 2018 when crowning a great year for No Nay Never’s first crop with victory in the G1 Middle Park Stakes on Saturday.

Donnacha O’Brien rode for his father Aidan in the six-furlong Newmarket G1 as the brilliant two-year-old made it three wins from as many starts when holding off the classy Jash.

"He learnt plenty. He is a very fast horse with a lot of speed,” said the winning trainer. “It is exciting for the lads as they have the stamina in the Galileo mares and now they have justified having the No Nay Never and Scat Daddy speed.

"That was the exciting thing today - he was going to Group 1 standard and you don't really know how they will go until you run them.

"I'm delighted and Donnacha gave him a super ride. Donnacha said when he came in that it was the first time the horse showed greenness.

"I think to be fair to him the best thing will be to leave him alone (until next year), but the lads will decide. He is very exciting. He probably won't get much further than a mile, if he gets a mile."