06/25/2009 11:00PM

Mr Charlypotatoes targets San Juan repeat


SunRay Park's richest race for open company, the $100,000 San Juan County Commissioners Handicap, will anchor an 11-race closing-day program Sunday at the Farmington, N.M., track. A field of 10 will go three turns at 1 1/8 miles in the afternoon's 10th race.

Mr Charlypotatoes, the defending champ in the San Juan, will be the highweight at 123 pounds. The 5-year-old son of Dayjur is trained by Tony Klenakis and comes into the stakes riding a two-race winning streak, including a powerful four-length tally in the allowance prep for this race on June 5. He is a four-time winner locally and has won 11 of his 28 career starts. Ricardo Jaime will once again be in the saddle.

The wildcard in the San Juan is Tricky Causeway. Trained by Chris Hartman, the 6-year-old Tricky Causeway invades from Lone Star Park, where he was unplaced in the Grade 3 Dallas Turf Challenge in his most recent start. Prior to that start, Tricky Causeway set the pace in the $100,000 Sunland Park Handicap before giving ground in the late going and finishing fourth, beaten less than three lengths by Song of Navarone. Alejandro Medellin has the call at 119 pounds.

Tejano Trouble will be making just his second start this year in the San Juan. The Bart Hone charge returned to action with an impressive win in allowance company here May 28 and already appears to be in midseason form. Casey Lambert rides at 121 pounds.

Also slated to carry 121 pounds is Nosir. Trained by Jacque Guerra, the Cee's Tizzy gelding has won 9 of his 35 career starts and finished second in the Inaugural Handicap here last year. Regular rider Vince Guerra will be aboard.