Anthony Nunes: Diamond Mile draw irrelevant to BigDaddyKool

By November 29, 2018
Trainer Anthony Nunes Trainer Anthony Nunes

Anthony Nunes, trainer of BigDaddyKool believes it is going to take something special for his charge to win the US$100,000 Diamond Mile this Saturday at Caymanas Park.

The feature event on Saturday’s 14-race card will see BigDaddyKool start from pole-position two, but according to Nunes, with the likes of She’s A Maneater and Will In Charge also in the line-up, it really doesn’t matter what position his horse will race from.

“The draw is really irrelevant to him. He is a come-from-behind horse – whether he is drawn at two which he is, or 16. He is going to be at the back anyway so he is going to have to manoeuvre through the traffic and hopefully he will get a clear run,” Nunes told SportsMax.TV moments after the draw held at the Ribbiz Ultra Lounge in Barbican, Kingston on Wednesday.

Nonetheless, Nunes said BigDaddyKool would be ready to capitalize should things break his way on Saturday.

“Preparations have been going smoothly there have been no issues with him. We have had good preparations,” he said even while acknowledging that the two pre-race favourites will be hard to beat.

“It’s tough to separate She’s A Maneater and Will In Charge but we will give our best shot. He has no advantage. He will have to run his best race and they will have to run a little bit slightly off their best. For him you would really have to have a fast pace up front for them to come back to him.

“For him to actually close going a mile and they don’t come back it's going to be a difficult task but that is what is why the races are run.”

The draw for the US$115,000 Supreme Ventures/Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission Diamond Mile is as follows:

Will In Charge – 8, BigDaddyCool – 2, Peking Cruz – 11, Money Magnet – 13, Chace The Great – 15, Without Exception – 1, She’s A Maneater – 12, Drummer Boy – 3, Perfect Neighbour -14, Uncle Frank – 4, Mr. Universe – 7, Hovercraft -16, Drone Strike – 6, Disability Charm – 5, Another Bullet – 10, Sarah Lee – 9.




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