What follows is a brief preview of each race on today’s racecard at Caymanas Park .

1st Race – 5yonw2; 1500m

Break out the picnic baskets; open the wine; converse deeply and sincerely with your spouse with a view to convincing her that you are glad to have her company at the races and thereby earn some brownie points.  Oh, the race?  Is there a race?

The Selection:   CATEGORY DANCER

2nd Race – 4yo+nw3; 1500m

Not a lot of pace around in this race so the way is clear for the disappointing RIFLEMAN to end a frustrating series of losses.  If Centanni decides to race handily, he can be a big danger

The Selection:   RIFLEMAN

3rd Race – NB/IMP 2yomsw; 600m (str)

Where IS that bottle of wine?  Any pin-sticking device will tell you that only the imported BIG DIVA can be seriously supported here.

The Selection:   BIG DIVA

4th Race – Overnight Allowance; 1100m

The imported 4yo filly, Wap, will be all the rage what with her 2 from 11 race record in the U.S.A. and her brilliant recent workouts but she is by Victory Gallop out of a Danzig mare and her wins in America were over routes.  So, excuse me if I don’t get all hot and bothered by her local debut over a very sharp 1100m in tough Overnight Allowance company after 5 months off.  The two to concentrate on are Ministeroffinance and PASSA PASSA both of whom have won at this level and the preference is for the latter who has won in Open Allowance and should be cherry ripe now fourth outing after a break.

The Selection:   PASSA PASSA

5th Race – IMP 3yonw3/NB 3yo; 1400m

A straight fight between the imported filly Skittle Queen who has been begging for this step up in trip and Derby contender BURNING CIELO who is progressing apace stepped up to this sort of trip and who beat Jaylen by all of nine lengths when first asked to do so.

The Selection:   BURNING CIELO

6th Race – 3yomdncond; 1820m

A cheap field for this maiden condition in which Space Fury (well bred debutant who should stay the trip in due course) is a most intriguing entry but the nod goes to the more experienced POOJAH LINKS (nap) who is steadily coming to hand; should relish this course; and has the headgear off for favourite jockey, Larris Allen.  He is opposed by some ordinary fillies and a colt making his racetrack bow over a two turn distance so should make no mistake.

The Selection:   POOJAH LINKS (nap) ****

7th Race – Claiming Series#1/5 (220-190k); 1000m (straight)

A tight little contest in which difficult-to-train The Rebel makes no appeal at the likely cramped odds regardless of his back-class; Cock Robin has never won a five straight; and Tessanne is more comfortable in the class below.  That leaves us with Digi N’ Jiggy, who is closely matched with the aforementioned Tessanne; and the imported AVABELLE, who has taken her own sweet time to come to hand (finally getting off the mark at this level on December 27) and who showed improvement on last (first run for new connections) when chasing home the out-of-class Diesel in the grade above.  Now back down to what should be her happy hunting ground and best drawn against the far rail, this is a very good bet indeed.

The Selection:   AVABELLE

8th Race – Overnight Allowance (Div II); 1100m

As in the first section, a lightly-raced 4yo will be all the rage here and, like in the first section, The Real Stream, is sure to prefer longer and comes in off an injury break.  At likely odds-on, he is swiftly swerved in favour of the experience and class of BULLET TRAIN who, like the selection in Div I, has won in Open Allowance.  Progressive Forever Mine is a big threat.

The Selection:   BULLET TRAIN

9th Race – 180k Claiming; 1300m

Almost a hat-pin race but opposing the filly Royal Dreamer is a must as she is highly unlikely to repeat her good effort on last (inconsistent) and so we are left with Buck The Minister (definitely running into form and will be in the frame); Bullseye (as fit as he can be and suited by the trip and class but high in the handicap); and FOURFORTYFOUR TRAIN a lightly-raced 5yo who had a pipe-opener a month ago off a 5 month lay-off since which time he has been patiently prepared and who is better than these when sound.  A chance is taken that astute trainer Lawrence Freemantle has him just how he likes him.



One Response to “CAYMANAS PARK PREVIEW – MAY 30, 2009”

  1. Howard Hamilton Says:

    It is a good thing that you do not do9 this sort of thing for a living!!!!

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