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Nay set for Gulfstream return

No Nay Never returns to competition action on Saturday ahead of another likely visit to Royal Ascot in June.

The high-class American colt will have his first start since winning the Prix Morny at Deauville last August when he runs in the Grade Two Swale Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Florida.

Wesley Ward's three-year-old son of Scat Daddy claimed the Norfolk Stakes at the Royal meeting last year and will be geared up for a return to Ascot in the St James's Palace Stakes.

Ward told www.horseracingnation.com: "It (Swale Stakes) is the race I've been pointing for ever since he came back.

"He's just been amazing. Everything he's done, he's done it easily.

"This is a little bit of a stretch out to seven furlongs, but certainly as good a horse as he is, he should be able to handle that off the comeback.

"His last few works have been unbelievable. His work last Saturday was just outstanding. If he runs like he works, we'll be all right.

"We're hoping for big things in the future. Hopefully, he stays sound and can go out there and run the best race he possibly can every time I lead him over. We'll see what we can do.

"He's the most talented horse I've ever had."