08/03/2008 11:00PM

Loney pair out to run one-two


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Main Executive and Cool Selection, half-brothers trained by Radlie Loney, ran one-two in last year's 6 1/2-furlong Shepperton Stakes. They will try to duplicate that feat on Wednesday at Woodbine in the 33rd running of the $125,000 Shepperton for Ontario-sired runners.

Main Executive won last year's Shepperton, which was easily the highlight of his 2007 campaign.

This year, Main Executive won the six-furlong New Providence Stakes in May, then popped a quarter crack before a fade job in a June 1 grass allowance.

"He didn't miss more than five days of training, but I don't think he likes the turf that much," Loney said. "He tries on it, because he's a natural runner, but he doesn't appreciate it as much as the Poly."

Main Executive rebounded most recently in an allowance prep for the Bold Venture Stakes. He was gunned to the lead by Eurico Rosa Da Silva and set a fast pace, then was caught on the wire by Legal Move, who broke the six-furlong track record.

Loney was unhappy with Main Executive's ride last time, saying that the 6-year-old went too fast on the lead in a field with no other speed.

"He should not have lost that race," Loney said. "It set up perfectly for Legal Move."

Chantal Sutherland, Cool Selection's regular rider, had her choice of the two brothers for Wednesday's race, and has opted to ride Main Executive for the first time. Loney said he loves the way that Main Executive has been working under her.

"She's worked him twice, and he went good both times," he said. "In the second work, I told her to sit on him until the eighth pole, and then ask him to run a little, and he picked it up and went faster and faster. The way he galloped out was what really impressed me. He's probably in the best shape that he's ever been in."

Cool Selection, 9, has won two optional claimers on the Polytrack this year. He was fifth but not badly beaten on the turf last time out in the Ontario Jockey Club Stakes.

Dancer's Bajan, winner of the Steady Growth on June 7, shortens up off a fourth-place finish in 1 1/16-mile allowance.

Drunken Love, a front-runner seeking his fifth straight win, was supplemented for $2,500.