150/1 Royal Ascot Winner Nando Parrado Heading For Prix Morny

Nando Parrado

Last week's 150/1 Royal Ascot winner Nando Parrado for trainer Clive Cox will be targeted at the Group One Prix Morny at Deauville.

The three year old pulled off one of the biggest shocks in Royal Ascot history when landing the Group Two Coventry Stakes at the biggest odds ever seen by a winner at the five day festival.

(Credit AtTheRaces) Clive Cox said: "I think he’ll probably go for the Prix Morny,” said Cox.

“We’re looking towards that. That would be our plans and thoughts at this stage.“It would be a logical step from here.”

Although the racing world was shocked to see such a big priced winner, his handler Cox was not and was flabbergasted at his price on the day.

“He’s a horse we’ve liked enormously,” he said.

“When we got back racing to begin with, the BHA gave us slots that we could achieve a free passage with our intended Ascot runners. His price, 150-1, was the surprise.

“The Newmarket maidens that took place to begin with, as you would expect, were jam packed with horses trainers had that intention with.

“The track at Newmarket did not suit him. It was one of those factors that can happen, and did happen there, but he clearly came back and took a step forward as well.”