The momentum generated at the early yearling auctions continued unchecked during day one of the Tattersalls Ireland September Sale in Newmarket Sept. 21 as a £130,000 (US$177,812) son of No Nay Never headed a buoyant market.
Johnny Collins and Tom Goff, stationed at opposite ends of the Park Paddocks ring, tried hard to secure the Castlehyde Stud-consigned youngster (Lot 217), but it was Adam Driver of Global Equine Group who had the final say with the winning bid struck online.
The colt is out of the Galileo mare Pink Damsel, a winning sibling to the group 3 scorer Say, who is better known as the dam of Summer Stakes hero Fog of War.
"We brought him here to stand out and he did," said Castlehyde manager Paddy Fleming. "He was a very straightforward horse who vetted well. He was born and raised at Castlehyde on good limestone land and grew into a fantastic yearling.
"The mare has been good to us and (half brother) Sarsons Risk was third on debut at Newbury and runs at Newmarket on Thursday. She has a lovely Ten Sovereigns colt foal who'll probably go to the sales and is in foal to Wootton Bassett
Driver was present in the ring earlier in the day when he secured the Churchill colt (Lot 111) out of Komedy consigned by Grange Hill Stud at £110,000 ($150,456).