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Take Prince Rohan in Race 5

Published:Friday | March 16, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Tomorrow's well-supported 10-race programme at Caymanas Park offers a Pick-9 carryover of $1.5 million, but the two Super-6s start anew.

We look at the second Super-6 which gets under way with a 3-y-o and up overnight allowance race over 1800 metres to be contested by seven starters, including the late-kicking PRINCE ROHAN with champion jockey Dick Cardenas riding for his guv'nor Anthony 'Baba' Nunes.

Although speed is strongly represented by the recent all-the-way winner TURBINE, REGAL SENSATION and to a lesser extent DON GEORGE, they should play into the hands of fast-finishing PRINCE ROHAN, who is actually down in class after finishing 21/2 lengths third to VONALMIGHTY over 1820 metres in open allowance on February 8.

The 5-y-o son of Crucial Trial has worked well in preparation for this race, and with a mere 50.0kg should prove too strong for REGAL SENSATION and TURBINE in the last furlong.

Straight fight

The sixth race over 1500 metres for maiden three-year-olds (Division I) should resolve itself into a straight fight between RAISE YOUR GLASS with Cardenas aboard and MIRACLE STAR, the mount of four-time champion jockey Omar Walker.

Both ran well from off the pace last time out, but the Nunes-trained RAISE YOUR GLASS failed by only half a length to catch TIMEFORARMS over 1820 metres on February 22, and thus gets the vote.

One of the more difficult races on the card is the seventh, a 3-y-o restricted stakes over 1100 metres in which 10 horses have been declared.

With the native-bred three-year-olds CANTERE and LADYLIKE both trained to the minute, the consistent SIR D coming to run and others such as the Gary Subratie-trained duo of NOON IT IS and LADY MACBETH gunning to complicate matters, I would implore punters to approach the race with caution. I like the American 4-y-o colt SIR D, with leading all-time jockey Winston 'Fanna' Griffiths aboard.

By virtue of his recent runaway win over 1820 metres, RIFLEMAN (Walker up) should repeat over the distance at the expense of STOCK MARKET in the eighth race to be contested by 12 starters.

Then, take the Feanny-trained PRINCE ANDREW (working very well) with Griffiths aboard to turn the tables on recent conqueror UNCLE DONNY (also moving well at exercise) in the $1.3 million Prince Consort Stakes (2000 Guineas Trial) over 1400 metres and STAR RULLAH (Walker up) ahead of ANNTRACK in the closing event over 1200 metres.






- Orville Clarke