Nando Parrado Out Of Papin

Nando Parrado | Racing Post

Sunday's G2 Prix Robert Papin was set to be a showdown between Royal Ascot winners Nando Parrado (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) and The Lir Jet (Ire) (Prince Of Lir {Ire}), but that clash will have to wait with Nando Parrado having turned up lame on Friday morning.

“I'm afraid Nando pulled out a bit sore this morning,” trainer Clive Cox said of the 150-1 G2 Coventry S. winner. “It's a huge disappointment, but we know we've got a serious horse on our hands and we just can't take the risk. It's just bad timing more than anything, but we can't take him to France for a Group 2 when he's just not 100%.”

Cox was non-committal with regards to next month's G1 Prix Morny.

“We'll see,” he said. “I don't think it's anything too major–I'm hopeful he'll be alright in a few days. We think he's a horse with a very bright future.”

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