KINGSTON, Jamaica – Champion jockey Christopher Mamdeen has seemingly returned to his best form.
Mamdeen completed a double on the day when he guided Nuclear Thunder to victory in the seventh race at the Park moments ago.
Trained by veteran Phillip Elliott and running at odds of 5-2, Nuclear Thunder accelerated well in the final part of the race to catch the speedy Polly B (Youville Pinnock) before going on to win by 2 ½ lengths.
Nuclear Thunder won an Optional Claiming event ($1,000,000 – $850,000) competed over five furlongs straight.
Polly B finished second with five straight specialist K D Flyer (Tevin Foster) taking place.
The winning time was a respectable 59.2.
|RACE 7 – $1,000,000-850,000 OPT CLAIM (3YOS&UP) 1000M/5F STR. 3:42 PM|
|1||13||Nuclear Thunder||Christopher Mamdeen||5-2||$198.00||$94.00|
|2||7||Polly B||Youville Pinnock||10-1||$147.00|
|3||2||K D Flyer||Tevin Foster||2-1||$101.00|
|4||5||Mr Universe||Anthony Thomas||1-1|
|4||12||Sergeant Reckless||Raddesh Roman||8-1|
|Trainer: Phillip Elliott|
|Dead Heat for 4th place|
|Splits: 22.3 x 45.2 Time: 59.2 – Margins: 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 – 13 RAN|