Ten out of ten for No Nay Never newcomer
Debutant Ten Sovereigns (2c No Nay Never-Seeking Solace, by Exceed and Excel) began his racing career in breathtaking style at the Curragh on Saturday with a runaway maiden victory.
The Aidan O’Brien-trained colt lined up in what looked a strong six-furlong maiden but made light work of his opposition to win by no less than seven lengths under the trainer’s son Donnacha.
This latest winner for No Nay Never, a 200,000gns Tattersalls yearling, earned TDN ‘Rising Star’ status and O’Brien commented: “Seamus (Heffernan) rides him all the time in his work, he always thought he was a high-class horse and we’re very happy with him.
“Donnacha said he gave him a great feel and was very impressed. Usually, the stands’ side is best and that’s where the pace was, but he came up the middle by himself and kept lengthening. Ours usually get beaten first time out and it’s a hard place to come from where he did. He’s a fast horse and maybe the G1 Middle Park Stakes will suit. Maybe he’ll get a mile, but he’s a No Nay Never and they have loads of speed. He’s a big and powerful horse.”