nice nelly

nice′ nel′ly

(or Nel′ly)

(ˈnɛl i)
n.
a person who professes or exhibits excessive modesty, prudishness, or the like.
[1925–30]
nice′-nel′ly, nice′-Nel′ly, adj.
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They are: Nice Nelly, out of dual Grade 3 winner Pleasant Temper, by Storm Cat, bought by Lael Stable for $950,000 at last year's Keeneland September Sale; Ski Seattle, out of dual Grade 3 winner and multiple Gradedplaced Ski Dancer, by Baldski, bought for $800,000 by B Wayne Hughes at the same sale; and Tiffed, the second foal out of Plaintiff, who is a winning daughter of Seeking The Gold and four-time Grade 1 winner Dispute.