No Nay Never's Deneuve Earns Rising Star Tag at Naas

No Nay Never has two TDN Rising Stars in three days | Coolmore

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Monday's Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden at Naas was under the co-sponsorship of Coolmore's No Nay Never in 2017 and 2018, when Alpha Centauri (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) and Fairyland (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) launched their Group 1-laden careers by earning 'TDN Rising Star' status in the six-furlong contest, and this term's renewal went the way of Coolmore and Westerberg's Deneuve (Ire), a daughter of No Nay Never, who emulated those illustrious distaffers by digging deep for a debut success and a 'TDN Rising Star' of her own. The 13-8 favourite looked ready for the task beforehand and was well away to stalk the front two in a close third through halfway. Unflustered for the most part, she was nudged along passing the quarter-mile marker and exhibited a willing attitude, despite rolling around when quickening under late urging, to deny the tenacious pacesetter Comanche Country (Ire) (Highland Reel {Ire}) by a short head on the line. Her win was a fifth juvenile success, from just seven runners, for Aidan O'Brien.

“She's a grand filly and was babyish enough, but we haven't done an awful lot with her,” said the winning trainer. “She did plenty early, but had a little bit of a hold-up about six weeks ago and was only just ready to come racing today. We thought it was a lovely race for her. It was lovely ground, it's a lovely track and we thought the experience would do her good. Ryan [Moore] was very happy with her, he nursed her as best he could and felt there should be plenty of progress to come. We'll probably give her two to three weeks before she comes back. It will be interesting to see how much progress she does make. It's possible she could make plenty.”

Deneuve is the lone registered foal produced by MGSW G1 Phoenix S. third Actress (Ire) (Declaration of War), runner-up to Alpha Centauri in the 2017 renewal of this heat, who is a daughter of MGSW GI Spinaway S. second Nasty Storm (Gulch). Descendants of Nasty Storm, herself out of a multiple-winning half to MGSP sire Majesty's Imp (His Majesty), include last term's leading Italian juvenile filly and G2 Premio Dormello winner Atamisque (Ire) (Highland Reel {Ire}), GIII Santa Barbara S. victrix Causeforcommotion (Americain), G2 Gran Criterium third Amyntas (Ity) (Desert Prince {Ire}) and GIII Sweetest Chant S. third Born To Be Winner (Einstein {Brz}).

1st-Naas, €16,000, Mdn, 4-25, 2yo, f, 5f 205yT, 1:13.23, gd.
DENEUVE (IRE), f, 2, by No Nay Never
1st Dam: Actress (Ire) (MGSW & G1SP-Ire, $159,868), by Declaration of War
2nd Dam: Nasty Storm, by Gulch
3rd Dam: A Stark Is Born, by Graustark
1ST-TIME STARTER. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $10,379. O-Derrick Smith, Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor & Westerberg; B-Coolmore (IRE); T-Aidan O'Brien. Click for the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.

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