Nunes confident of BigDaddyKool's chances

November 10, 2016
File BIGDADDYKOOL with apprentice Linton Steadman aboard.

Anthony 'Baba' Nunes three-year-old colt, BIGDADDYKOOL, announced his arrival on the big stage earlier this year when he captured the Lotto Classic, Governor's Cup, in May. A month later the young horse was second in the Jamaica derby after an exciting battle to the wire with FUTURE KING for Jamaica's most prized race, although both horses ended up being disqualified.

Despite taking on some of the best thoroughbreds on the local circuit, in the Lotto Classic, the will face his toughest test to date when he lines up for the Superstakes, against defending champion FRANFIELD, reigning horse of the year SEEKING MY DREAM, PERFECT NEIGHBOUR, PHINEAS, A THOUSAND STARS, JAMAI RAJA, this weekend at Caymanas Park.

Veteran trainer, Nunes, is confident BIGDADDYKOOL has what it takes to win the $1 million purse.

"It is the first time he (BIGDADDYKOOL) is going to run against the top A class older horses like SEEKING MY DREAM PERFECT and NEIGHBOUR so it's left to be seen if he can manage them. I am pretty confident in him," Nunes told STAR Sports.

"He has trained well, I can't be happier. I would have preferred if he had got a preparation race but he had 'stone' squeeze about four weeks ago so we ended up missing the Governor Cup which would have been our prep race. So it has been ten weeks, two-and-a-half months between races," he added.

Nunes has won the event on three occasions and would love a fourth, he also wants to give Trinidadian owner Stephen Narinesingh his first Superstakes win.

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