07/18/2007 11:00PM

Evangeline: Magic Sunset would be choice


Magic Sunset could be a slight favorite in the $50,000 Oak Hall at Evangeline Downs, if his connections elect to start him in the seven-furlong stakes.

Second in the Junius Delahoussaye Memorial on Legends Night at Evangeline three weeks ago against Louisiana-breds, Magic Sunset is also entered in Saturday's $100,000 Cajun Stakes at Louisiana Downs on that track's Champions Day Program.

Cort's P. B., the winner of the Delahoussaye, will pass the Cajun, making Magic Sunset the favorite in the race. Trainer James Hudson has given the call in both races to Curt Bourque.

If Magic Sunset passes on the Oak Hall, Cajole is in position to make his first local start a winning one. The Alvin Sider charge comes off a third and a fifth in high-priced claiming affairs over the Arlington Park turf, but is no stranger to the main track, having won his only attempt at seven furlongs. Kerwin Clark will handle the riding chores.

Marion's Man makes a quick turnaround in the Oak Hall. A 7-year-old trained by Anthony Agilar, Marion's Man had the distinction of carrying Calvin Borel to victory in the fourth and deciding leg of last Friday's Cajun Jockey Challenge. This time, Sylvester Carmouche will be in the saddle.