The No Nay Never winners show no sign of slowing up with Henri-Alex Pantall sending out We Go (2c No Nay Never-Encore Merci, by Danehill Dancer) to prevail in France on Wednesday.
Beaten a short-head on his debut at Saint-Cloud, Madame Jacque Cygler’s juvenile went one better at Maisons-Laffitte when winning the six-furlong Prix Riverman by two lengths.
JDG commented: “Second on his debut last month, We Go (No Nay Never) was favourite on Wednesday and he opened his account on his second start in pleasing fashion. Mme Jacques Cygler’s colt raced in second, behind front-runner Kilfrush Memories. He accelerated past the leader in the final stages, winning by two lengths from Kilfrush Memories…. Trained by Henri-Alex Pantall, We Go had just failed by a short-head to win against Pizzicato on debut. The latter has since easily won a Class 1 at Compiegne, remaining undefeated in two outings. This bodes well for the future of We Go.”
The €480,000 Arqana yearling purchase took this seven-furlong contest with the minimum of fuss for trainer Richard Hannon and jockey Pat Dobbs.
“We may come back for the July meeting with Neverland Rock after that, but we’ll see how he comes out of this first,” said Dermot Farrington, representing Phoenix Thoroughbreds.
It looked a strong maiden beforehand and the Racing Post commented: “NEVERLAND ROCK, who looked unlucky not to go even closer when fifth of 16 on his Newbury debut nine days ago, was well backed to gain compensation. He had a clear run at it this time over this slightly longer trip, but although it took him a while to wear down his stablemate he always looked like doing so. He should continue to improve and ought to get a mile in time.”
There was a double on the day for No Nay Never when the Ger Lyons-trained Kafu (2c No Nay Never-Crosstalk, by Cape Cross) justified favouritism to win a five-furlong maiden at Down Royal.
The speedy juvenile stayed on to score by two and a quarter lengths under Colin Keane (pictured).
“He’s after sharpening up a lot since the last day. He’s a horse we thought a bit of so hopefully he can go forward now and progress,” said Keane. “He’ll have no bother stepping up to six (furlongs) but between five and six for the moment.”
No Nay Never
An easy winner of the Prix Morny-Gr.1 at Deauville defeating a strong field.
“The raw talent and explosive action that wowed at the royal meeting returned with aplomb as the enormous No Nay Never upheld the excellent form of the Norfolk Stakes with the minimum of fuss.” Racing Post 19 Aug 2013
Won the Norfolk Stakes-Gr.2 on his first start in Europe in record time.
“the fastest juvenile Royal Ascot has ever seen” TDN, 21 June 2013
His first 5 sires are all Gr.1 winning 2yo’s…
Scat Daddy, Johannesburg, Hennessy, Storm Cat & Storm Bird
His first crop yearlings sold for €990,000, €480,000, €400,000, €350,000, €325,000, €300,000, €280,000, €240,000 etc.
First crop 2YO’s already include…
- Servalan – won the Listed Fillies’ Sprint Stakes at Naas over 6f.
- Land Force – maiden winner at the Curragh over 6f. by 2¼ lengths for Aidan O’Brien. Placed in the G2 Norfolk Stakes & Listed Marble Hill Stakes.
- Mae Never No won a maiden on debut at Belmont Park over 5f. for Wesley Ward by 1¼ lengths. Placed in the Tremont Stakes.
- Cosmic Law – dual winner for Richard Fahey including the Woodcote Stakes at Epsom.
- The Irish Rover – won a conditions stakes at Newbury over 6f. for Aidan O’Brien by 2½ lengths.
- Parkers Hill – maiden winner at Leopardstown for Johnny Murtagh.
- Neverland Rock – novice stakes winner at Newmarket over 7f. for Richard Hannon & Phoenix Thoroughbred Limited.
- Kafu – impressive 2¼-length maiden winner over 5f. for Ger Lyons at Down Royal.
- Chestnut Honey – winner of the Premio Stresa in Italy for A. Botti.