August 25, 2018 - CURRAGH, Race 2, Msw, EUR €17,500, 6.0F, .0000

Ten Sovereigns (Ire), c, 2, 2016 by No Nay Never

1st Dam: Seeking Solace (GB) (SP-Fr), by Exceed and Excel (Aus)
2nd Dam: Flamelet, by Theatrical (Ire)
3rd Dam: Darling Flame, by Capote

Owner: Derrick Smith, Susan Magnier & Michael Tabor
Breeder: Camas Park, Lynch Bages & Summerhill (Ire)
Trainer: Aidan O'Brien

 Ten Sovereigns was sharply into stride and bounded along in a prominent third overall near the head of the far side group. Nudged along passing the quarter-mile marker, the 5-1 second choice quickened into a commanding advantage approaching the final eighth and powered even further clear in the closing stages to hit the line a hugely impressive seven lengths ahead of Carbon Fibre (Ire) (Helmet {Aus}), becoming the 19th winner for his freshman sire (by Scat Daddy). “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,� said trainer Aidan O’Brien. “Donnacha [O’Brien] 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 [Sept. 29 G1] Middle Park [S. at Newmarket] will suit. Maybe he’ll get a mile, but he’s a No Nay and they have loads of speed. He’s a big and powerful horse.� Full-brother to a yearling filly and a filly foal, he is the first winner produced by Listed Prix de la Seine runner-up Seeking Solace (GB) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}), herself a half-sister to G2 Al Fahidi Fort runner-up Flash Fire (Ire) (Shamardal) out of G3 Derrinstown Stud 1000 Guineas Trial runner-up Flamelet (Theatrical {Ire}). Sales history: 200,000gns Ylg ’17 TAOCT. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $12,529.

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