The aptly named Nugget is a strong, compact colt.  

His sire Siyouni stood at a covering fee of €100,000 and quite understandably so as he has produced a myriad of top performers and Group race winners.  Nugget’s dam Gemstone was very smart and her successes included a Listed race at The Curragh.  His pedigree also received a significant boost this year with his half-brother UAE Jewel winning his first two races including a Listed race at Newmarket’s Guineas meeting.  

Nugget has an excellent attitude and moves well, pleasing his trainer who is the acknowledged expert of handling this type of animal. He made a highly encouraging debut at Newbury in September, finishing fourth and looking as if he would come on a great deal for the run. Having continued to work well, he improved next time when finishing a fine second over 7f at Kempton.  He had the misfortune of bumping into a strongly touted $1.3 million son of Curlin (Desert Peace) trained by Charlie Appleby on that occasion, but is sure to find much easier opportunities to break his maiden tag and will stay further.  Hopes are high that this is a potentially smart colt in the making.  



Siyouni (FR)

Gemstone (IRE)





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