Gaybrook Lodge Stud breezer Never Better justified favouritism to break his maiden on his second start for Roger Varian at Kempton.

The well-regarded No Nay Never colt had shaped well on his debut at the same track and made no mistake second time round, putting in a late challenge to run down the leader Asinara for a cosy win.

“He’s still a very green, big horse but I think he’s going to learn with the more racing he does,” said jockey Jack Mitchell. “He’s got a little bit of a high head carriage at the minute but that’s because he’s so green.”

Never Better was sold by Gaybrook Lodge Stud for €165,000 as an Arqana May breezer to Federico Barberini on behalf of owner Apple Tree Stud. He was bred by GSA Bloodstock Pty Ltd out of the Galileo mare Just Gorgeous.