Owned by Bill Soroklit Jr. and trained by Darwin Banach, the five-year-old mare has one win this year, that coming in the Sweet Briar Too Stakes on July 1, along with two thirds in three starts.
"At the quarter-pole, I felt like she was really kicking in," said Sutherland, of the Sweet Briar Too triumph. "I was really happy with her positioning early. She's sticky on that lead, so I was getting a little concerned at the end of the race.
"She ran really professional," continued Sutherland. "I thought for me, when I've been riding her, this was her best effort."
The final time was 1:22.12 over the Polytrack.
In her most recent start, Executive Flight dueled early and finished third to Sugar Swirl in the Scotzanna Stakes on July 18, a six-furlong Polytrack feature.
The Ontario-bred launched her 2008 campaign with a third-place finish to London Snow, whom she'll meet here, in the six-furlong Ballade.
On Sunday, the eight time winner from 26 starts will travel 1 1/16 miles on the E.P. Taylor Turf Course in a race that has drawn 11 starters.
"It was nice to finally see her win because she's had so many near misses," said Banach, who saddled Executive Flight to a second-place finish in last year's Victoriana. "She's in great form right now and we've been pointing to this race for a long time."
While Banach might not know how the race will unfold, he does know what to expect from Executive Flight.
"She does what she needs to do, no more or no less. I can train her and she can go in a minute and the next day she might not make time. She can be on the lead or 10 lengths off it. She's just that kind of horse. But she's great. I love her versatility. Short, long, turf, Polytrack, she'll always give you 110 per cent."
Last year, retired champion Financingavailable won the 33rd running of the Victoriana.