07/11/2013 4:20PM

No Nay Never headed to France for Prix Morny


No Nay Never, the American-trained undefeated winner of the Group 2 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 20, remains on schedule for a return to Europe for the Group 1 Prix Morny at Deauville, France, on Aug. 18, trainer Wesley Ward said.

The Prix Morny is run over a six-furlong straightaway and is worth approximately $455,000.

“I’ve been watching the race for a number of years,” Ward said Wednesday. “I’ve wanted to take something over for that. A horse that is a little precocious and has a little stamina has a chance there. I think we have a big chance.”

In 2012, the Prix Morny was won by Reckless Abandon, who had won the Norfolk Stakes earlier that year. He later won the Group 1 Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket.

No Nay Never, by Scat Daddy, has won twice. After winning a maiden race over five furlongs at Keeneland on April 26, No Nay Never won the Norfolk Stakes over five furlongs by a length in a field of 14. He led briefly after the start, was headed, and then fought back to take the lead in the final furlong.