Chilukki Win Is a “Dream” for Nakamura Stables


  4  CD     Chilukki (GIII)
$100.000     3yo&Up F&M     1m  Dirt      3yo 122lbs  Older 124lbs +penalties

Purely A Dream sat just behind the pace in the Chilukki (GIII) on Saturday, but she knew when to show that passing gear she has… and she used it to cruise home by a length, getting the mile distance in 1:383 on a muddy CD main track.  Nude Beach tried to close a late gap but had to settle for the place, a neck in front of post-time favorite Fair On Friday. 

The gate was loaded for this one-turn mile stakes and as they got away, Smart Queen bounced right out on top, Fair On Friday from the rail, Purely A Dream from the outside and Nude Beach between that pair.

Making their way down the backside and nearing the halfway point, four furlongs to run, and Smart Queen had opened up a three and a half length advantage.  Purely A Dream clear by two of the trailing pair, Nude Beach and Fair On Friday skimming the rail.

Moving around the far turn and to the top of the lane, Smart Queen had done all she could do and Purely A Dream moved by to take the lead by a length.  Smart Queen folding up along the rail as Nude Beach swung out four wide for the drive and Fair On Friday moved up in the two path.

Now inside the furlong marker and to the finish, Purely A Dream in front by two, Nude Beach trying to find a bit more… these two to the wire, but this was all about Purely A Dream as she went under the wire in front by a comfortable length.  Nude Beach was second, then another length and three quarters back to Fair On Friday in third and Smart Queen closed this one out. 

Purely A Dream is a 4yo bay filly by Wreaking Havoc – Z Plucky One, by  Z Jinxed One, and she was bred by Mb Stables in Cal.  Purchased by Nakamura Stables from the Dec 2019 Auction for $28.010, this was her second win for the new connections, her fourth win overall and she now has earnings of $188.610. 

$2 Mutuel Prices:

4 – Purely A Dream 7.90 3.00
2 – Nude Beach   2.50

Track: Muddy               Time: :234  :481  1:131  1:383
$1 Exacta: 4 – 2 Paid 7.30
Scratched: Miss Steel Mazula

Categories: Grade III, STAKES ARTICLES

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