08/18/2013 2:10PM

Ward strikes again with No Nay Never in Prix Morny


Trainer Wesley Ward has done it again, capturing a major European stakes for 2-year-olds with a horse shipped from the United States, as No Nay Never won the Group 1 Prix Morny on Sunday at Deauville.

No Nay Never, unbeaten in three starts, won his second race overseas, having taken the Group 2 Norfolk Stakes at the Royal Ascot meeting. The Norfolk was run on a firm turf course, and No Nay Never’s debut came on Polytrack at Keeneland.

On Sunday in France, No Nay Never was faced with a course softened by rain. Ward, who had seen two other French raiders go down to defeat earlier in the week, strongly considered scratching from the Morny but left No Nay Never to take his chance, and he was rewarded with a one-length victory. David Flores rode the winner, a son of Scat Daddy who was racing for the first time in Coolmore’s colors.

Prominent throughout the six-furlong, straight-course race, No Nay Never seized command of the $470,000 Morny about one furlong from the finish and never was seriously challenged. Vorda, the race favorite, finished second, followed by Rizeena.

Also on Sunday at Deauville, the Andre Fabre-trained filly Romantica scored a 1 1/4-length victory over Sarkiyla in the Group 1 Prix Jean Romanet, a 1 1/4-mile test for older fillies and mares.

Riley Ward More than 1 year ago
gooooooood dad :)
Ronald Dodgen More than 1 year ago
Ward not scared of completion like most American trainer's who dodge the comp while trying to cash out.
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Mark More than 1 year ago
Same useless SPAM trash from Anita. DRF, please BAN this useless poster.
DRFHersh More than 1 year ago
Sadly, it's a computer.
Chris Lowe More than 1 year ago
Domo arigato Ms. Roboto!
john More than 1 year ago
Nice win D-Flow, hope you can stay aboard for the breeders cup!!! Keep riding
mark oleary More than 1 year ago
yes david flores dominating in europe would be awesome a tremendous rider who has been displaced by the youngbloods in america one of the classiest riders and always one of my favorite go to money riders class act and a superb talent!
Brandon Layer More than 1 year ago
This horse is for real. I hope to see him at Keeneland
Riley Ward More than 1 year ago
which you won't... he wants to primarily race him in europe for the european champion two year old... i think i would know.
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Big Jeff More than 1 year ago
Try www. blowitoutyour***.com
Cover2 More than 1 year ago
Maybe David should consider staying in Europe