Undefeated Juvenile No Nay Never Through for Year

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Trainer Wesley Ward Trainer Wesley Ward

Undefeated world traveler No Nay Never, recent winner of the Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I), is unlikely to race anymore this year, and will instead target the St. James’s Palace Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot next June.

Trainer Wesley Ward told Skysports.com that the 2-year-old colt by Scat Daddy was going to “have a couple of months in the field here in Ashford in Lexington. I can’t think of a more beautiful and tranquil place for the horse have some down-time and get some long grass.”

The first major goal of 2014 for No Nay Never would be a return trip to Royal Ascot for an attempt to win the St. James’s Palace Stakes. The dark bay colt made a big splash at this year’s Royal Ascot meet, charging to a one-length victory in the Norfolk Stakes (Eng-II).

Ward added, “If we give him a little breather now, give him a physical break and some time to get himself together, I hope he can go and show how good he can be as a three-year-old, just as he has dominated at two.”

Read more at Skysports.com

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  • Richard C

    This would be a sacrilege in the American game — with many in the declining colony of turf scribes penning columns on the Triple Crown trail being abandoned due to ridiculous reasons.

  • Tinky

    “He is in beautiful shape and came back from Deauville looking absolutely fantastic.”

    “He has done quite a bit already this year and I would hate to push the envelope with him.”

    If Wesley ever decides to pursue a second career, stand-up comedy would seem to be a logical choice.

  • betterthannothing

    I hope that they will be amply rewarded for giving NNN quality time-off and racing him where he belongs.

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