Nuclear Affair on target for two-yearold stakes

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December 18, 2015
Jermaine Barnaby/Photographer DREAMLINER with Jockey Richard Mitchell in the saddle romping to victory ahead of the field in the 11th RUNNING OF THE CASH POT ONLY ONE FOR ME TROPHY race at Caymanas Park on Saturday, October 19.

Gary Subratie's filly, NUCLEAR AFFAIR, runner-up to DREAMLINER in October's Cash Pot Only One For Me Trophy, is back in training for the $4m Supreme Ventures Limited Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes after conspicuously missing last month's Pick-3 Super Challenge Trophy.

Subratie said the filly was preparing for the Pick-3 Super Challenge when she suffered a setback.

"She fell one morning and I decided to let the race go," he explained, adding that she is OK and on track for a crack at the third and final leg of the Supreme Ventures Limited Two-Year-Old Series on Boxing Day.

The chestnut filly has looked good in two recent gallops. Last week Wednesday, she strode six furlongs in 1:22.0 before stepping up the pace Sunday morning when she clocked 1:16.3 for the distance.

Staying on four-wide in the 1200-metre Cash Pot Trophy, NUCLEAR AFFAIR finished a length behind DREAMLINER in a bang-up finish for the minors, which included FUTURE KING and fourth-place SORRENTINO'S STAR, who returned to turn the tables on the colts in the 1400-metre Pick-3 Trophy.

All four were named among 17 entries released by Caymanas Track Limited for the Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes at a mile.

Though SORRENTINO'S STAR's manner of victory in the Pick-3 Super Challenge established her as the ante-post favourite for Boxing Day, Anthony Nunes' BIGDADDYKOOL won impressively at a mile against maidens on Saturday.

The far-striding colt reproduced his exercise workouts to close from off the pace under jockey Shane Ellis, romping a mile in 1:41.4 on his second outing.

Nunes' colt shares the same sire, Sorrentino, with SORRENTINO'S STAR and will definitely stay the distance though facing the leading two-year-olds for the first time.

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