Kayfast Warrior, by No Nay Never

Trainer: Tom Dascombe Race type: Flat
Age: 2 yr old Description: Bay Colt
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The following share prices include: Purchase price, sales house & bloodstock agents commission, 'Plus 10 bonus' registration (if applicable), vetting, transport and training fees until 30 Jun 2020:
25% share available @ £20,250 upfront and £684 per month from 1st July 2020
15% share available @ £12,150 upfront and £440 per month from 1st July 2020
10% share available @ £8,100 upfront and £299 per month from 1st July 2020
5% share available @ £4,050 upfront and £160 per month from 1st July 2020
2.5% share available @ £2,025 upfront and £90 per month from 1st July 2020

Race entries

The biggest, breakthrough sire of 2018 and 2019 was No Nay Never, there can be no question of that. Champion first crop sire of 2018, he’s the sire of the mighty European Champion 3YO Sprinter Ten SovereignsArizona - winner of the Gr.2 Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot, Mystery Power - stylish winner of the Gr.2 Superlative Stakes, Land Force - winner of the Gr.2 Richmond Stakes, Shadn - winner of the Gr.2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte, Nay Lady Nay - won the Gr.2 Mrs Revere Stakes & Park Fall Oaks, Chestnut Honey - Gr.2 Premio Federico Tesio winner and Wichita, the very impressive winner of the Group 3 Somerville Tattersalls Stakes, Vitalogy - winner of the Gr.3 Palm Beach Stakes and Need I Say More - dual winner including the Gr.3 Waikato Stud Slipper Stakes. Just a few of his black type winners from around the world!

He is the sire of our Ripon, Hornblower Conditions race winner, Ventura Lightning so we are beginning to fall in love with the sire. He is currently delivering a mammoth Black type horses to runners’ percentage and a colossal rate of winners to runners. In 5 years’ time, No Nay Never could easily be rivalling the mighty Galileo himself, if he continues on his upward climb. Read more about him here: https://coolmore.com/farms/australia/stallions/no-nay-never. Please note that in 2019 the nomination price for a mare to be covered by No Nay Never was €100,000 and in 2020 the price is set to rise to €175,000 no less. 

Here, we’ve sourced a fantastic yearling colt from the sale that has provided us, previously, with Dee Stakes winner VIREN’S ARMY, Group 3 Prix Du Calvados winner GREAT PAGE and the Group 3 winner and Group 1 placed MARIE’S DIAMOND. It’s a fabulously underrated sale, in our opinion; and it’s proved a very happy hunting ground for us, year in, year out; we’re delighted to buy from Tattersalls Ireland, each and every year!

In the search for this season’s Tom Dascombe yearling, we asked Tom to provide us with a shortlist of horses at this sale, and he offered around half a dozen, but he made it eminently clear to us that lot 52, this No Nay Never colt was his standout individual of the week. He’s a fabulous colt who has a proven top-class sire and a mare who has a proven record too, she’s already produced the 95 rated Westadora. We decided to target this horse, and this horse alone for Tom to train, and having passed through the vetting process, with flying colours, we embarked upon endeavouring to purchase him. After a tense and very busy auction, you can imagine our delight in securing Tom’s nap of the sale and we can’t wait to see him unleashed on Tom’s and Michael Owen’s, Cheshire gallops in the Spring. We even have a group photo of us just after buying him in the gallery! View his walk and profile video in the gallery.

This fabulous colt, who looks to have it all, already has us dreaming of running at the famous Flat festivals of 2020. Our colt is very much one to train on into his 3yo career too. In fact, we very much see him being a progressive individual, throughout his career, he’s far from a one trick, 2yo pony!

He looks to have an abundance of class, both in terms of his looks and his pedigree. He’s a thoroughly exciting addition to our yearling roster. Tom says “I am delighted to be able to train this outstanding son of No Nay Never. He was my favourite horse in the sale.”

He is 'PLUS 10 BONUS' qualified. Read more here: https://www.plus10bonus.com/

Pedigree Update 2019: Racing Post - "Ten Sovereigns' success in the July Cup was the pinnacle of another big year for No Nay Never, who has again received a sizeable fee increase, having been upped to €175,000 for 2020, just 12 months after his fee was quadrupled to €100,000."

Pedigree Update 2020: https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/no-nay-never-makes-stakes-breakthrough-in-southern-hemisphere/424336. Given his sire’s major new nomination fee, this colt looks particularly well bought by Tom Dascombe and our team.

Pedigree Update 20th April: In Kevin Blake's latest blog for At The Races. he says - "2015 has proven to be a truly remarkable year for new stallions. The likelihood of “one of the ones” emerging from any one crop is low enough, but against all the odds, the crop of sires that commenced their covering duties in Europe in 2015 has managed to produce two exceptional stallions in the shape of KINGMAN and NO NAY NEVER.

With less than two years having passed since they had their first winners as sires, the achievements of their progeny has seen Kingman’s nomination fee rise to £150,000 and No Nay Never’s increase to €175,000. Of all the sires in Europe, only Galileo, Dubawi and Frankel stand for higher fees. That is as elite as it gets." Read the full story here: https://www.attheraces.com/blogs/kevin-blake/20-April-2020

Here's Tom with his team doing some stalls work with him. When he sent us the two videos he said "For a first time in the stalls, he was absolutely as good as gold. What a star!"

Trainer Update (1st July): Kayfast Warrior has had another good couple of weeks and he continues to tip away up the gallops. We hope to be in a position where we are able to ask him a little question or two soon but the worst thing we can do at this time is rush any horse. Please see a new video of him in the gallery.

Tom is pleased by what he is showing him. As we know, he wasn’t bought to be an early season two-year-old and he is responding to every question that they are asking of him at Manor House. He is cantering twice a day, which is enough to build up his fitness and his strength but also not overcooking him to allow him to fill his frame. If you give a horse too much work they cannot grow, so it’s a balancing act, and this is where trainers earn their corn!

Tom says that he has not missed a day in his work and is taking everything well. He has a good attitude to his work and has a lovely size and scope to him - he really is an attractive looking colt and is exactly the type we bought - with a mid season 2 year old and beyond physique to him. We are also delighted that his new name is now official and he will be named: Kayfast Warrior. 

Here he is on the gallops:



@middlehampark ‘s No Nay Never’ Stranded! Happily enjoying the sunshine! ??

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