NEVER BETTER battles all the way to the line to get off the mark at just the second attempt.

The three-year-old son of No Nay Never made his debut over C&D just last month and he built on that experience to shed his maiden tag in a determined fashion today. The 7f novice contest concluded with a thrilling four-way finish, with NEVER BETTER wearing Daring Legend down in the final furlong, and staying on to hold off fast-finishers Asinara and So Quiet.

Congratulations to connections AppleTree Stud!