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“NUCLEAR POWER is not going to Jamaica. She is staying here to defend her title in the Gold Cup,” intimated Kama Maharaj, whose son Shivam owns the filly.

Maharaj, speaking to the Express yesterday, wished to clarify rumours swirling among the racing fraternity that the filly was going to ship to compete in Jamaica.

“She is going to race in the (1,350-metre) Diamond Stakes on Derby Day (September 24) and all the graded races.”

Nuclear Power won last year’s Gold Cup, beating Valorous and Whisper Light in a three-way photo-finish.

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