01/04/2008 1:00AM

Romeos Wilson gets new tactics


The connections of Romeos Wilson plan to tweak his running style Sunday in an attempt to help him get some added ground in the $125,000 Albert Dominguez Memorial Handicap at Sunland Park. The 1 1/16-mile race for New Mexico-breds drew a field of 10, including defending champ Some Ghost.

Romeos Wilson is moving back to two turns for the race after winning the $125,000 Johnie L. Jamison going 6 1/2 furlongs at Sunland in his most recent start, Dec. 16. Before that race, he stalked the pace and was third to Some Ghost in the $190,000 New Mexico Cup Classic at a mile at Zia Park on Nov. 11.

"We're going to try something a little different," said Fred Danley, who trains Romeos Wilson. "We're going to take him back a little bit further, see if we can't sit a little bit longer and make one run on the end of it."

Romeos Wilson, 10, is a five-time stakes winner who has earned $638,779 for owner Rita Wilson. Alfredo Juarez Jr. has the mount on the horse, who will break from the rail. Romeos Wilson is co-highweighted at 122 pounds with Some Ghost.

Some Ghost last ran in the Jamison and finished second by a length to Romeos Wilson. The move back to two turns Sunday figures to benefit the horse, as the last two times he ran in a route race he was a winner. The first score came in a one-mile allowance at Zia in October. Some Ghost then rallied to capture the New Mexico Cup Classic. Casey Lambert has the mount for trainer Jess Alley.

Spelling Bee Jones is another to consider in the Dominguez. He will making be his first start since he closed for second in the New Mexico Cup Classic. With horses like the front-running El Minuto stretching out around two turns Sunday, there should be pace to fuel the late runs of starters like Some Ghost and Spelling Bee Jones.