No Nay Never returned to Europe to continue where he left off as he dominated the Group 1 Prix Morny to provide Wesley Ward with his first Group 1 winner.
An undefeated two year old who was exiting a scintillating victory at Royal Ascot, No Nay Never returned to Europe with dead aim on Group 1 glory at Deauville this Sunday. With Joel Rosario replaced by the recogniseable face of David Flores, the two year old had also drawn the attention and investment of Coolmore since his Royal Ascot triumph.
With rain showers an ever present factor at Deauville on Saturday night, the conditions had prompted Ward to make considerations on withdrawing his star two year old son of Scat Daddy, but the decision was made to continue with Plan A and run with the ultimate Group 1 prize on the line.
Bursting out of the stalls No Nay Never was keen to lead over his rivals with Jallota the only horse seemingly able to go with the fast pace set by the American raider. An imposing two year old whom is considerably larger than his rivals, No Nay Never never looked like stopping, tanking along with a real zest for sprint racing as he comfortably ran out a one length victor and provide trainer Wesley Ward with his first Group 1 winner.
"Royal Ascot was very special, I've had some success over there but everybody has been so kind coming over here" said Ward, "Everybody is afraid to come over here because it's a long way to go home when you get beat."
"Now that I've done this in a couple of different countries I'm hoping that a couple of my buddies will come over and enjoy racing in Europe."
Ward confirmed that No Nay Never will now return to America with an end of season campaign considered once the team have returned home.
Undefeated prior to this race, Vorda finished a comfortably beaten second with Rizeena ensuring a filly 2-3 by running on strongly at the finish for third.