ALL CORRECT should deliver perfect run


July 01, 2016

WAYNE DaCosta has wasted no time in having ALL CORRECT return to racing after his rough trip behind HOLOGRAM SHADOW last Saturday at 1300 metres.

Drawn at post-position one on a fast track, ALL CORRECT got caught down along the rail while HOLOGRAM SHADOW shot around from post-position seven to slip the field after disputing the lead with FORCE DE JOUR.

Burdened with near topweight, 54.0 kilos, ALL CORRECT was no match in the stretch run for HOLOGRAM SHADOW and BARRANCA, each running with 48.5 kilos under apprentice jockeys.

Since returning to overnight allowance on May 28, ALL CORRECT has started favourite in three races but racing luck deserted him on each occasion.

At 1400 metres on May 28, the seven-year-old gelding was travelling smoothly along the rail, going in chase of the leaders when a horse suddenly backed out of the pace and caused the fall of Bebeto Harvey aboard DaCosta's runner.

When he returned two weeks later at a mile, ALL CORRECT set sail for home as a 3-5 favourite with Omar Walker aboard, but was mowed down by fast-finishing United States-bred BRAWN inside the final half furlong.

Saturday's fast track was punishing for horses drawn inside as a similar fate befell another DaCosta runner, SUPERTONICS, even though the event was won by another DaCosta-trained and Carlton Watson-owned horse, MR AMBASSADOR.

The track is still running quick, giving MOM'S STUDENT a solid chance of going all the way as she attempted in April when battling PUDDY POOH, leading to both being caught by MIRACLE STAR.

She was a big winner at 1800 metres on June 11, dismissing in-and-out sprinter DINNER BY SEVEN and off-colour stayer BALLON D'OR. However, the nine-furlong chute can be a haven for sprinter-stayers, especially against weak opposition.

ALL CORRECT, however, will relish sitting off the pace while, possibly, ANOTHER BULLET takes the fight to MOM'S STUDENT, setting up a stretch battle in which DaCosta's tough gelding should prevail over the filly.

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