Stay with All Correct
WAYNE DaCosta, newly crowned all-time champion trainer with 15 notches on his belt, surpassing Philip Feanny's 14 championships, is set to start the new racing season by adding the CTL Fan Appreciation Day Trophy to his vast collection.
DaCosta's ALL CORRECT gets an automatic drop in class to overnight allowance, having not won an open allowance race since April of last year - a gift, if there was ever one, considering the now seven-year-old had placed in four of five grade-one races since that win.
The only grade-one race in which ALL CORRECT had failed to hit the board was his last run, the $13.5m Diamond Mile, in which he finished sixth behind stablemate SEEKING MY DREAM, TYPEWRITER, PERFECT NEIGHBOUR, ALI BABA and FRANFIELD.
Reporting two classes lower tomorrow, carrying 56.0 kilos, at 1820 metres, ALL CORRECT's undisputed class should see him outpacing Anthony Nunes' HOUDINI'S MAGIC, who is three years younger than ALL CORRECT and six pounds lighter.
HOUDINI'S MAGIC won two of his last three races at 1820 metres, improving considerably since treated with lasix last summer. His last run was a big effort, closing for second behind PUDDY POOH at 1400 metres on Diamond Mile Day, December 5.
However, ALL CORRECT's pace, which saw him holding his own in grade one for most of last year, should have him trumping his younger rival.
While HOUDINI'S MAGIC was finishing second behind PUDDY POOH in an overnight allowance on Diamond Mile, ALL CORRECT was making a threatening move off the final turn against the best horses in the land in the grade-one feature race.
To hand him his first trophy of the new year, DaCosta has summoned Omar Walker to partner ALL CORRECT. The pair reunited to win last year's biggest races with SEEKING MY DREAM, the Jamaica Derby and Diamond Mile.