Entering unchartered ground was Vanilla Gold with her victory over 1100m at Chateaubriant yesterday.
Trained by Nicolas Clement, Vanilla Gold debuted in June at Mais-Laffitte to finish third over 1100m and progressed nicely to win by two lengths at her second start.
No Nay Never
The two-year-old daughter of No Nay Never became the first European winner for Gold Coast based owner Hoss Heinrich.
Visiting Deauville last year for the Arqana August Yearling Sale with Guy Mulcaster, the pair combined to purchase the filly for €120,000, the duo’s first foray of buying at the sale.
“Hoss, Gillian and Tayla went to the Deauville Sale last year with the idea of buying a couple of horses in the middle market,” commented Mulcaster.
“We saw this filly, she is a by a sire that I really like and she looked a runner. No Nay Never was a precocious horse himself and a great type and has really stamped this filly. She was a strong yearling and has shown a great attitude all the way through.
“She just keeps improving. Her first run for third was good then she has won impressively. It looks like she might carry on with it and be a bit of fun for everyone.”
No Nay Never stands at Coolmore and shuttles between their Ireland and Australia farms. Vanilla Gold is from his first crop to race and she is one of 12 winners already for her sire making him the leading first crop sire in Europe.