No Nay Never in doubt in Deauville's Prix Morny
Last Updated: 18/08/13 2:40pm
No Nay Never: Won again in France
American raider No Nay Never stretched his 100% record to three with a classy performance in the Darley Prix Morny at Deauville.
Wesley Ward's speedy colt flew out of the stalls and was soon in command under David Flores.
The Norfolk Stakes winner, now running in the Coolmore colours of new owner John Magnier, quickly shrugged off the attentions of Muharaaj and Jallota before seeing off the late bid of Vorda. He returned at 2.2-1 on the local pari-mutuel and 7/4 with British bookmakers.
The Philippe Sogorb-trained filly was also defending an unbeaten record but she was behind early on after being slowly away.
She stayed on well but could not get in a blow at the impressive winner. Clive Brittain's Rizeena made strong late progress to take third place just ahead of the Mick Channon-trianed Jallota.
Ward said of his one-length winner: "That was great, I was so excited. The race went just as we had hoped it would.
"We don't have a plan yet. We will make a plan next week sometime.
"The horse will be back at home on Tuesday."
Brittain felt Rizeena would have been closer but for her tardy getaway.
"I was very pleased with the run. She would have been closer to the winner if she hadn't missed the break," said the veteran Newmarket handler.
"She stayed on very strong and hopefully the Moyglare could be on the cards for her next race. If it had been seven furlongs today she would have been done and dusted.
"She was out of the race early as she lost the advantage of the one draw. Then the jockey had to be patient with her, but she finished so strong.
"With a break from the one draw we would have been in the shadow of the winner."