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Freshness blamed for No Nay Never reverse

Last Updated: 02/03/14 10:30am

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No Nay Never: Beaten at Gulfstream

No Nay Never: Beaten at Gulfstream

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Connections of No Nay Never felt a lack of match sharpness contributed to his first defeat on a racecourse on Saturday.

Wesley Ward's Royal Ascot winner was a hot favourite for the Grade Two Swale Stakes - his first start since winning the Prix Morny at Deauville last August - but could only finish second to Spot.

No Nay Never was still in front a furlong and a half from home, but Javier Castellano's partner tired quickly and was two and a half lengths in arrears at the line.

Castellano said: "He was fresh and hadn't run in a while.

"He came out quick, broke on top, but when my horse got on the lead he seemed to completely lose his momentum."

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