CRIME OF PASSION, who is unraced since arriving in Trinidad, should make a winning bow if sent out this Saturday.
On Sunday morning, the chestnut importation conditioned by leading trainer John O'Brien, was partnered by top rider Emile Ramsammy when working alongside last year's Midsummer Classic winner Onetokeep over 600 metres. They turned in a good 36.06, which was the third fastest time of the morning over 600 metres on the main course. He was easy throughout the work with Onetokeep, and strode away readily up the homestretch leaving his partner toiling in his wake.
Gold Cup winner Mobthewarrior, who failed to fire in the February 23 ARC Cup won by creole Galveston, recorded the second fastest time of 36.01 over 600 metres. Creole Onefortheroad, who should be seen out in the 1,350m Starlight Stakes, breezed over 800m in a solo spin and came back in a good 51.82.
However, the workout of the morning came from Strikes Not Spares, who breezed from the gates in a bullet 34.30 over 600m. On the turf , Casino Host fired a bullet 49.19 over 800m and should warrant support if entered.
Elsewhere, imported maiden filly Immortal Flame did 36.01 over 600m on the turf but one should be guarded if supporting her on this surface.
Three-year-old maidens Uncle Max and Release D Beast also worked, alongside imported Slewjero, who was the strongest of the trio, while creole maidens Brash N Willing and King James were sharpened from the gates in a good 38.40.
First-time winner Honour Roll who was partnered by Nobel Abrego in his spin, while maiden Sweet Genius was stronger than Sweet Genius, but was made to work to maintain his advantage.
Meanwhile, last year's Trinidad Derby Stakes winner Free Passage continued to display improvement and he will take some beating in the Starlight Stakes on March 23.
Here are Sunday's recorded workouts:
400 metres--Cat Whiskers 25.65 handily; Nettoyer 24,88 good; Autumn Star and Ex-Aticka 29.94 pacing; Ramblin Rose 29.90 pacing; Chase The Dragon 24,00 good; The Big Squeeze 27.45 handily; Champagne On Ice 27.01 handily; Saturday's Special 26.93 handily; Ex-Shanghai Music and Ex-Elocution 26.28 handily; El Bandido De Oro 26.28 handily; Settled 27.28 handily; Diamond Queen and Convoy 24.80 good; Awesome Four and Indian Medicine from the gates 23.21; Ex-Amazing Grace and Sun King 24.87 good.
600 metres--Ex-Chantelle and Asia 37.42 handily; Northern Hills and Hannah's Champion 39.31 handily; Against The Odds and Pure Happiness 38.02 handily; Advantage Taken 43.17 pacing; Princess Zara and Wing Commander 38.80 handiliy; Archangel and Fleet Admiral 40.37 handily; After The Books 40.27 handily; Mobthewarrior 36.01 good; Le Cheraux Dansur, Malibu Heights and Big Red 37.51 handily; Intact 38.43 handily; Strikes Not Spares from gates 34.30; Spotted Eagle 44.01 pacing; Uncle Max and Release D Beast 38.62 handily; Who's The Problem on the turf 38.59; Immortal Flame on turf 36.01; Ex-Ice Fog and No Just Cause on turf 42.10; Golden Enchantment on turf 38.53; Crime Of Passion better than Onetokeep 36.06; Measured Response and Bold Destiny 37.91 handily; Brash N Willing and King James from gates 38.40.
800 metres--Mawiyya 55.03 handily; Martha 57.61 pacing; Sweet Genius and Honour Roll 52.71 handily; Free Passage 51.58 handily; Buffalo Soldier 54.67 handily; Cafe Marquee 59.08 pacing; Pot Of Gold 59.73 pacing; Saynomore and Caisse 52.00 handily; Nad Al Sheba 54.01 handily; Rest Assured on turf 52,71; Salome 53,90 handily; Casino Host on turf 49.19 good; Harry Can Dance and A Great Moment 54.21 handily; Onefortheroad 51.82 handily; Sweetie Jan 59.94 pacing.
1,000 metres--Strategic Silence 1:12.97 pacing; Red Howler 1:10.85 pacing.