Nay Lady Nay Takes Parx Fall Oaks Flying the Hidden Brook Racing Partnership Colors

Monday, October 7, 2019

Nay Lady Nay overcame some trouble at the start and rallied from last to notch a good-lookin score in the Parx Fall Oaks on October 7 at the Bensalem, Pennsylvania oval.

The cleverly-named filly by No Nay Never was purchased for the Hidden Brook Racing partnership by the astute Hidden Brook team for $210,000 at the 2018 OBS March Two-Year-Old in Training auction. First Row Partners subsequently bought in on the filly.

Fourth when attempting to close into a slow pace on debut going six furlongs at Belmont June 27, she graduated over four next-out winners Aug. 2 at Monmouth and was a strong second behind the promising Sorrentina Lemon in a Big Sandy allowance Sept. 11.

Knocked down to clear favoritism in this stakes bow, the dark bay was squeezed back at the break and relegated to last as longshot Jabuticaba dictated terms in the clear through splits of :24.04 and :48.22.

Given a nudge at the top of the far turn by Paco Lopez, Nay Lady Nay advanced steadily and squeezed through a narrow seam in the four path approaching the lane.

Closing powerfully once straightening for home, she easily overtook the pacesetter passing the sixteenth pole and kicked clear to a convincing score. Jabuticaba held the place.

Nay Lady Nay has a big family behind her as well.

Nay Lady Nay, a remarkable 16th black-type winner for sophomore sire No Nay Never, is a full-sister to Coolmore's juvenile colt Arizona, who captured the G2 Coventry S. at Royal Ascot and was third behind the brilliant Pinatubo (Ire)  in the G1 Goffs Vincent O'Brien National S. last month at The Curragh. 

She is also among the over 40 winners and 12 blacktype horses in 2019 who've been trained at Hidden Brook Florida.

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