Nando Parrado Camp Opts for Lagerdere

Nando Parrado | Scoop Dyga

Marie McCartan's Group 2 winner Nando Parrado (GB) (Kodiac {GB}), runner-up in the G1 Darley Prix Morny at Deauville on Aug. 23, will step forward in the G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at ParisLongchamp on Sunday. The G1 Dewhurst S. had been the plan, but the Paris region has more rain in the forecast, and the course is already rated soft. The Clive Cox trainee won the G2 Coventry S. at Royal Ascot.

“With the [wet] forecast, he's actually going to travel to France on Sunday for the Lagardere,” Cox told Sky Sports Racing. “He did a really good job winning the Coventry, and at that stage we were intent on looking further with him, and he then finished second in the Morny.

“The prospect of easy ground has lured us that way–and I'm very much looking forward to it, because he's in excellent form. The extra furlong will be really interesting, and I'm convinced it will be well up his street. We think and awful lot of him. He's got a lot of class.”

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