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Good show expected from Unruly Texas

Published:Wednesday | July 6, 2016 | 7:00 AMOrville Clarke
Jockey Omar Walker rides Misty at Caymanas Park on Saturday, July 2.

UNRULY TEXAS, who won easily on her recent debut, is poised to follow up in today's non-winners of two feature over 1300 metres for the Henry George Harrison Sr. Memorial Cup confined to four-year-olds and up at Caymans Park.

Coming from a good draw on the outside at post position 10 in a field of 11, UNRULY TEXAS, with four-time champion Omar Walker riding for trainer Ray Phillips, easily justified favouritism on her June 8 debut over 1100 metres, coming through in the straight after a sluggish start to win by eight lengths from SONG ON TRACK.

Though injured prior to the start of her intended race on June 25 and was a late scratch, UNRULY TEXAS has tremendous scope and, running from a different barn, moving from trainer Randolph Scott to Ray Phillips, should report an even better animal.

She can expect worthwhile competition from the quartet of KING WITHIN, ARIZONA GOLD, VICIOUS LOOK and MR MARLEY, who proved competitive behind SNEAK PEEK over the straight recently.

However, UNRULY TEXAS looks a more progressive sort and, having worked fairly well, galloping seven furlongs in 1:32.1 at exercise a week ago, the bay filly by War Marshall out of Wild Fire should use this as a stepping stone for better things, especially from the convenient mark of 52.5kg.

Other firm fancies on the nine-race programme are fleet-footed RUNJOHNNY RUN to lead home rivals over the straight in the second race; RAS EMANUEL in the third; SOUND OF MIRACLE in the fourth; RAJPUT RAJA in the seventh; and MISS MYRTLE over ANOTHER FURY in the ninth and final.