No Nay Never's Caroline Street On Top In The Blue Wind

Caroline Street Wins the Blue Wind | Racingfotos.com

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Joseph O'Brien trainee Caroline Street (No Nay Never–Harvestfortheworld {Ire}, by So You Think {NZ}) was highly tried after notching a July 14 debut score at Leopardstown, with the highlight of three subsequent pattern-race starts being a second to Auguste Rodin (Ire) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) in September's G2 Golden Fleece S. back at the Foxrock venue. Lining up for Saturday's G3 Al Shira'aa Racing Irish EBF Blue Wind S. coming back off a sixth in the Curragh's Sept. 22 G3 Weld Park S., she found plenty in the straight to lead home an exacta for her trainer in the 10-furlong Naas feature.

The eventual winner employed patient tactics for the most part and settled off the tempo in seventh through halfway. Making stealthy headway in the straight, the 11-2 chance launched her challenge approaching the final furlong and was ridden out in the closing stages to comfortably hold stablemate Lumiere Rock (Ire) (Saxon Warrior {Jpn}) by a half-length.

“They are two very nice fillies and it was a great result,” said O'Brien. “I was quite impressed with Caroline Street and, when Dylan [Browne McMonagle] asked for a bit of gas at the bottom of the straight he was nearly taking her back. We were going a mile-and-a-quarter and she's a No Nay Never, so we were riding her patiently and he gave her a lovely confident ride. We might look at the [G1] Pretty Polly and we'll have a look at the [G1] Irish 1000 Guineas. There is the Saratoga Oaks in the Autumn and that would be a nice target for her, but she will have to go somewhere between now and then. She's handled soft [going], so I think she's pretty versatile ground-wise.”

Pedigree Notes

Caroline Street, who becomes the 28th pattern-race winner for her sire (by Scat Daddy), is the first of three foals produced by G3 Gallinule S. third Harvestfortheworld (Ire) (So You Think (NZ), herself a half-sister to G2 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 third Rutland Boy (GB) (Bertolini) and the stakes-placed Soul Searcher (Ire) (Motivator {GB}). The April-foaled dark bay's third dam El Opera (Sadler's Wells) is kin to G1 Phoenix S. heroine Pharaoh's Delight (Fairy King), whose descendants include GI Breeders' Cup Turf and GI Man O' War S. hero Red Rocks (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). Harvestfortheworld, who was bred to Munnings this year, has a 2-year-old colt and yearling colt by Into Mischief to come.

Saturday, Naas, Ireland
AL SHIRAAA RACING IRISH EBF BLUE WIND S.-G3, €65,000, Naas, 5-6, 3yo, f, 10fT, 2:09.44, gd/yl.
1–CAROLINE STREET, 128, f, 3, by No Nay Never
1st Dam: Harvestfortheworld (Ire) (GSP-Ire), by So You Think (NZ)
2nd Dam: Israar (GB), by Machiavellian
3rd Dam: El Opera (Ire), by Sadler's Wells
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. ($200,000 Ylg '21 FTSAUG). O-Marc Detampel & Michael Buckley; B-Grantley Acres, Ryan Conner & Ron Davidson (KY); T-Joseph O'Brien; J-Dylan Browne McMonagle. €39,000. Lifetime Record: 5-2-1-0, $82,284. Werk Nick Rating: A++. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree, or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Lumiere Rock (Ire), 131, f, 3, Saxon Warrior (Jpn)–Last Gold (Fr), by Gold Away (Ire). (55,000gns Ylg '21 TATOCT). O-Michael O'Flynn; B-The Last Partnership (IRE); T-Joseph O'Brien. €13,000.
3–Red Riding Hood (Ire), 128, f, 3, Justify–Ballydoyle (Ire), by Galileo (Ire). 1ST BLACK TYPE; 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. O-Derrick Smith, Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor & Westerberg; B-Coolmore (IRE); T-Aidan O'Brien. €6,500.
Margins: HF, NK, 4. Odds: 5.50, 3.33, 5.50.
Also Ran: Keep In Touch (Ire), Foniska (Ire), Drummin Life (Ire), Fast Tara (Ire), Diamondsareforever (Ire).

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