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Start with Western Faith

Published:Thursday | July 16, 2015 | 4:54 PMOrville Clarke
Jockey Jevanne Erwin ... will ride highly fancied SHE'S PLUMMY tomorrow.
Apprentice O'Brien White
Apprentice Shamaree Muir.

WESTERN FAITH who has proved competitive in her last two races and is steadily improving and should prove the best of a moderate lot in the first of the Super-6 race (the second) over the round five course for maiden five-year-olds and up at Caymanas Park tomorrow.

The horse field is loaded with unreliable horses, but the winner is almost sure to emerge from a quartet of horses comprising WESTERN FAITH, MEL AGAIN, BLUE BOMBER BOY and BLESSINGS N GLORY.

The free-running BLUE BOMBER BOY will more than likely set off in front, but I fear he will be caught by the Lincoln Lungs-trained WESTERN FAITH (Robert Halledeen up), who was a close third to STAROFTHETOWN over the straight on June 6 when finishing almost heads on for second with subsequent winner ONEFINEAFTERNOON and was second to the latter over 1400 metres on June 28.

SHE'S PLUMMY, who ran on strongly to catch and beat subsequent winner HAILEY'S COMET over 1300 metres on May 16 in non-winners of two, catches my fancy from a perfect draw on the outside in the third (second in the Super-6) race over 1400 metres.

The four-year-old filly from the stables of Delroy Spencer steps up to non winners of three in a tough field of 10, but looks leniently treated with only 52 kg and with strongman Jevanne Erwin aboard, gets the nod over LORD CHEPSO and NATASHADON'TPLAY.

MR. BIGGS, who stayed on strongly for second behind BRAVE PROSPECT over 1200 metres on July 4, is tipped to go one better with Orando Foster aboard in the fourth race over 1300 metres for the Dr. Clifford Grey Memorial Cup confined to maiden three-year-olds. He has most to fear from the consistent BIMINI (Henry up), who will have to be caught in a field of 12.

The last three races in the first Super-6 should be won by the lightly raced but highly thought of three-year-old colt BUZZ NIGHTMARE(working brilliantly) to be ridden by in-form Paul 'Country' Francis for 14-time champion Philip Feanny in the fifth over 1100 metres; NASDAQ PRINCESS with top apprentice O'Brien White in the sixth, division two of the Dr Clifford Grey Memorial Cup and down in class FLYING MIRACLE (Shamaree Muir up) in the seventh for $250,000 - $210,00 claimers over 1400 metres.

The first Super-6 will be conducted from race two to seven, the late Super-6 from race six to 11 and the Pick-9 with a guaranteed minimum of $1 million from race four to 11.