All Correct pulled from Prince Consort Stakes
Orville Clarke, Gleaner Writer
Ten colts and geldings were declared at the overenight stage yesterday for the 21st running of the $.1.3 million Prince Consort Stakes over 1400 metres at Caymanas Park on Saturday, this the final prep for the April 9 (Easter Monday) 2000 Guineas over 1600 metres.
Originally, 14 entries were received, but the field was reduced following the withdrawal of topweight and leading contender ALL CORRECT from the stables of champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, JARREAU, SUNLIGHT EXPRESS and ROYAL LINE at the overnight stage yesterday.
As a result of ALL CORRECT's withdrawal, the weights have been raised 1.0kg with the Ian Parsard-trained POTCHEEN now allotted topweight of 57.kg under four-time champion Omar Walker.
The others nominated are as follows: The recent Sir Howard Stakes winner ITALIANO 53.0kg (Dane Nelson), PRINCE ANDREW 53.0kg (Winston Griffiths), UNCLE DONNY 53.0kg (Dick Cardenas), AVENTURA 51.0kg (Richard Mais), EASTWOOD 51.0kg (Doushane Gordon), GREAT LIKE THAT 51.0kg (Carlton Malcolm), LASHING FORCE 51.0kg (Andre Martin), RAINBOW MAN 51.0kg (Shane Ellis) and TIMEFORARMS 51.0kg (Trevor Simpson).
Despite his absence, ALL CORRECT, who won the $4.25 million Supreme Ventures Jamaica 2-Y-O Stakes over 1600 metres last Boxing Day, is already an ante-post favourite for the 2000 Guineas.
The son of Storm Craft was brave in defeat when beaten a length by the older horse ERASMO in overnight company on his February 29 seasonal debut over 1500 metres, and along with Phillip Feanny's PRINCE ANDREW, DaCosta's grey colt ITALIANO and the Anthony Nunes-trained UNCLE DONNY should carry the bulk of the betting on April 9.