KINGSTON, Jamaica – Yes, the race must be run, that is a truism of horse racing. However, where three-year-old filly Atomica is concerned, truisms can be thrown through the window, as there are just no words, no thoughts, to describe the class and utter brilliance of Atomica.
Trained by Gary Subratie, owned by Oakridge Farms, bred by Karl Samuda with Dane Dawkins in the saddle, Atomica scorched the one mile of the fillies’ 1000 Guineas in a stakes record time of 1:37.0 without breaking a sweat. The splits were 24.4 x 47.3 x 1:11.2. The winning margin was all of twenty lengths.
Our Angel (Robert Halledeen) finished second with Silent Mission third.
From the gates opened Dawkins put Atomica in the lead and for the rest the gap increased with every stride made by this outstanding filly. Atomica was never challenged, yet she was still able to run the fastest time ever for a 1000 Guineas.
Atomica was a first Classic success for Dawkins and Samuda. For Oakridge Farms is was their first in the 1000 Guineas.
|RACE 9***JA 1000 GUINEAS*** NB3YO FUTURITY (FILLIES) 8 FURLONGS 4:20 PM|
|2||5||Our Angel||Robert Halledeen||30-1||$152.00|
|3||3||Silent Mission||Omar Walker||14-1||$61.00|
|4||2||Sunset Silhoutte||Anthony Thomas||35-1|
|5||7||Fly Messenger Fly||Phillip Parchment||52-1|
|TRAINER: Gary Subratie|
|Splits: 24.4 x 47.3 x 1:11.2 - Final Time: 1:37.0 (Stakes Record) - Margins: 20 by a neck - 8 RAN|
|Ex: $322||T/Fecta: $217||Triple: $335|