No Nay Never’s Les Pavots Strikes for TDN Rising Star Badge at Chantilly

Craig Bernick and Haras d’Etreham’s hitherto untested 2-year-old filly Les Pavots (Ire) (No Nay Never–Sparrow {Ire}, by Oasis Dream {GB}) was hammered down to 5-2 favouritism at the tills for Thursday’s €30,000 Prix des Closeaux at Chantilly and returned home with a ‘TDN Rising Star‘ badge after making all for an impressive success in the straight six-furlong newcomers’ test. Breaking smartly to seize an immediate lead, she was in command throughout and kept on powerfully under pressure inside the final quarter-mile to easily outclass Freville (Fr) (Gleneagles {Ire}) by 3 1/2 lengths in taking fashion. Les Pavots becomes the seventh ‘TDN Rising Star‘ for No Nay Never (Scat Daddy) and joins an honour roll which includes Ten Sovereigns (Ire) and Little Big Bear (Ire).

“We bought her privately from Coolmore with some others for this partnership and it is nice to be rewarded so quickly,” said Nicolas de Chambure. “She is also among the first bunch of yearlings that we have broken at our new facility Haras du Bois and it is a perfect team effort and good work done with Francis Graffard.”

Pedigree Notes
Les Pavots is the fifth of six foals and fourth scorer from as many runners produced by G3 Ballyogan S. third Sparrow (Ire) (Oasis Dream {GB}), herself out of G3 Middleton S. victrix and G1 Oaks second All Too Beautiful (Ire) (Sadler’s Wells). All Too Beautiful, in turn, is a daughter of storied matriarch Urban Sea (Miswaki). The March-foaled chestnut is a half-sister to G1 Cox Plate and G1 Tancred S. hero Sir Dragonet (Ire) (Camelot {GB}), dual stakes-winning G3 Gordon S. and G3 N E Manion Cup placegetter Sir Lucan (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) and a yearling colt by Camelot (GB).

1st-Chantilly, €30,000, Mdn, 5-4, unraced 2yo, 6fT, 1:11.84, g/s.
LES PAVOTS (IRE), f, 2, by No Nay Never
1st Dam: Sparrow (Ire) (GSP-Ire), by Oasis Dream (GB)
2nd Dam: All Too Beautiful (Ire), by Sadler’s Wells
3rd Dam: Urban Sea, by Miswaki
Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, €15,000. *1/2 to Sir Dragonet (Ire) (Camelot {GB}), MG1SW-Aus, GSW-Eng & G1SP-Ire, $3,663,231; and Sir Lucan (Ire) (Camelot {GB}), SW & GSP-Aus, SW-Ire & GSP-Eng, $192,495. Click for the free catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by TVG.
O-Craig Bernick & Haras d’Etreham; B-Coolmore Stud (IRE); T-Francis-Henri Graffard; J-Tony Piccone.


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