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Start with Executive Charm

Published:Friday | June 16, 2017 | 6:00 AMElton Tucker
WILL IN CHARGE (Dane Dawkins) holding off rivals to capture the ninth race at Caymanas Park last Saturday.
CRAFTY STAR (Ian Spence) winner of last Saturday's eighth race at Caymanas Park. The four-year-old filly is trained by Percy Tomlinson.
Dick Cardenas (above) will ride EXECUTIVE CHARM.
PERFECT NEIGHBOUR (Omar Walker) is being led to the winners' enclosure after capturing the Viceroy Trophy at Caymanas Park last Saturday.
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EXECUTIVE CHARM, with visiting Panamanian jockey Dick Cardenas aboard, can give Sunrise-6 punters a good start in tomorrow's Hall Of Fame race day at Caymanas Park.

The four-year-old filly has finished in front of all her main rivals in the past four months and with the distance perfect can either go in front or come from off the pace. EXECUTIVE CHARM is the only horse in the field with sub-1:21.0 (twice this year) for 1300 metres and should be followed home by FLYING MACHINE and PROUD PRESIDENT.

Race Two is a very knotty event as the three-year-olds are improving rapidly at this time and I would not be surprised if a big price winner turns up. On past performances, however, ARTHUR'S DREAM, trained by Gary Subratie, looks the likely winner. She won on debut then ran a cracker behind classic aspirant Lightning Lily going 1100 metres on May 20. The winner clocked 1:06.3 while ARTHUR'S DREAM was a close third in 1:06.4. With normal improvement the Deputy Glitters - Spaced Out filly should get down to at least 1:06.1 over the same distance tomorrow.

Too Much Pace

PRINCESS EMANUELLE won over 1000 metres straight in decisive fashion on May 27 and can complete the double over the same distance tomorrow. Ahead of that event Peter McMaster's filly had been outclassing her highly-rated stable companion Choo Choo Blue at exercise. She is still training well and will have too much pace for her rivals.

ACTION CRUISE is another banker in race four. She has had several good performances over this distance in the $180,000 claiming group and will be too good for this largely out of form 10-horse field.

A favourable outside draw gives MARKET SENSATION a distinct advantage in race five. The Dwight Chen-trained filly was third to Big Mistake, with PATCH in second, going 1200 metres on May 27. PATCH is back tomorrow at post position one but MARKET SENSATION is drawn at 10 and should be motoring home best of all at the end.

The winner for race six should come from one of PIANO MAN and BIG BLACK NATION. The latter has, however been running some indifferent races in the recent past so the nod goes to PIANO MAN. The Anthony Nunes-trained gelding will race in blinkers so expect him to be up with the leaders before pulling clear in the last furlong. Stable jockey Linton Steadman will ride.