CHAIRMAN'S PLATE: It's the youngsters versus the oldsters

While the inaugural staging of the US$125,000 Mouttet Mile takes centre stage tomorrow (Saturday, December 3), at Caymanas Park, the three-year-old and upwards Overnight Allowance call for the Chairman's Plate provides added ammunition for what is expected to be a race day to remember.

The 9-furlong and 25 yards (1,820m) event has attracted 12 runners, and the analysis of each runner is provided below.

1. SIR JOHN: (4 b g by Natural SelectionLuscious) – Has no realistic chance of winning.

2. SWEET MAJESTY: (4 b f by Soul Warrior Bitter End) – This filly has been holding her own at this level. Sweet Majesty finished fourth in the St Elizabeth Distaff over one mile on November 12 and has a chance of earning again.

3. D HEAD CORNERSTONE: (3 b c by by Ben IdentitySoul Of The Heart) – While D Head Cornerstone will enjoy the two turns, racing against more accomplished three-year-olds will be difficult.

4. PERFECT BREW: (3 b g by Bern IdentityMoonlight Brew) – Just starting to realise his true potential. Perfect Brew has developed into a meaningful middle distance runner, with that development earning him an Overnight Allowance sport. He is going to be a factor for a place on the board.

5. HOVER CRAFT: (12 b g by He'stherealthingRoyal Pizzaz)– A tough guy who always performs well at this level. Hover Craft finished off the board in the Jamaica Cup on November 12 and is now down in class. Look for Hover Craft to be running on in the straight.

6. LURE OF LUCY (USA): (4 by f by Uncle LinoRing of Faith) – Finished 10 ½ lengths in third place behind stablemates She's My Destiny and Make Up Artist in the recent St Elizabeth Distaff. Lure of Lucy should get the distance and could put in a noteworthy run.

7. CRIMSON: (6 b g by Nuclear WayneSarah Barracuda) – Came from far behind to get second place behind stablemate Atomica in the Jamaica Cup over 9 ½ furlongs (1,900m) on November 12. Crimson steps down in class, thereby giving this seasoned veteran a glorious opportunity of winning. Crimson is the morning line favourite.

8. MINIATURE MAN: (4 ch g by Northern GiantRunaway Gal) – Ran exceptionally well when placing third behind Atomic and Crimson in the Jamaica Cup on November 12. Although facing Crimson once again, Miniature Man is the main threat to the morning line favourite.

9. POSITIVE ID: (4 b c by Bern IdentityBubble Gal Bubble)– Consistent campaigner, who is as fit as his hands can make him. Positive ID should enjoy this galloping course, and another good run is surely on the table.

10. BRINKS: (3 b c by Bern IdentityIndian Bluff) – An easy winner of the Winston "Fanna" Griffiths contest back in September. Brinks, who played a prominent role through the Classic Races, will not be disgraced among these.

11. JOHNCROWJEFF: (3 b g by Natural SelectionSweetyourock) – Is doomed.

12. PRINCE MARSHALL: (4 ch c by War MarshallPrincess Shine) – Based on current form, Prince Marshall cannot be recommended.

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter

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