Not a 'Dilemma' at 10-1

Observer writer

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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Following Daddy's Dilemma's fighting win at the non-winners of two level on Wednesday (November 14, 2018), trainer Anthony Nunes is of the view that his bay filly is just about realising her true worth and is moving in the right direction.

Ridden by Dick Cardenas, Daddy's Dilemma came with a strong run in deep stretch to beat Ricky Ricardo (Anthony Thomas) by a long neck in a Restricted Allowance event over nine furlongs and 25 yards (1,820m). The final time of 1:58.0 signalled her underiable growth.

Daddy's Dilemma broke well from the number one draw, but she was taken back by Cardenas around the clubhouse turn when Empress Nicole (Romario Smith) led ahead of Nuclear Lava (Christopher Mamdeen) and My Mom Juss (Dane Dawkins).

Leaving the six, Nuclear Lava kicked away from the field with Dyna's Pride (Tevin Foster) making a strong move.

Nuclear Lava stepped extremely wide off the turn, leaving the horses on her inside to gain the advantage. Daddy's Dilemma and Ricky Ricardo got the run on the inside rails and both drew off from Dyna's Pride with a furlong (200m) to go. Cardenas and Daddy's Dilemma then edged away for the win.

“Well, I thought Daddy's Dilemma was sent off at a crazy price at 10-1.

“I mean she certainly had a good chance to win. She ran a couple of thirds and a fourth at this level, so there was no reason why she should be at 10-1 going nine furlongs and 25 yards.

“She is a stayer. She is an out and out stayer and she will mature. The sire of her dam is Distinctly Irish's dad, so it is a staying line and she will get better the older she gets,” Nunes informed.

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