Laurens

Recently retired top class filly Laurens is to be covered by No Nay Never in her first year at stud.

The six-time Group One winning daughter of Siyouni, is owned by John Dance.

No Nay Never made his mark as a physically imposing juvenile colt, when trained in America by Wes Ward.

The son of Scat Daddy travelled to Europe to win the Norfolk Stakes and Prix Morny.

He has made a very good start as a stallion with his first two crops delivering 18 stakes winners in Europe, with Middle Park Stakes and July Cup winner Ten Sovereigns the pick among his progeny, which also includes Group Two winners Arizona, Chestnut Honey, Land Force, Mystery Power and Shadn.

Coolmore has increased No Nay Never’s fee to €150,000 for the 2020 breeding season.

John Dance told Racing Post: “While we felt Laurens had an especially high cruising speed, what she lacked if anything was a quicker turn of foot.

“As we keep both the fillies and first colts that we breed we were looking to breed a racehorse rather than a commercially attractive sales horse as her first would be kept regardless of what she produced.

“Thus we ruled out the obvious choices of Dubawi and Galileo as, while they would be clearly but needlessly sales attractive, they didn’t typically inject the dynamic we were looking for.

“We looked at quicker stallions who typically produced quicker offspring and after considerable deliberation over various possibilities we eventually agreed on No Nay Never for her first cover.”