02/01/2006 12:00AM

Bank Audit too ill to run


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Bank Audit, the beaten 1-2 favorite in last year's Correction Handicap at Aqueduct, will be forced to miss Saturday's 66th running of the Correction after developing a temperature earlier in the week, trainer Frank Laboccetta Jr. said Wednesday.

Bank Audit, a multiple Grade 2 stakes winner last year, was the assigned co-highweight at 118 pounds.

"[Tuesday] she was coughing a little bit, and had a little temperature this morning; we had to treat her,'' Laboccetta said. "It messed up our plans. She was all ready to go.''

Laboccetta said he didn't expect Bank Audit to miss too much time and was hopeful to get her back for the Flip's Pleasure, a $60,000 overnight stakes scheduled for Feb. 23.

With Bank Audit out of the Correction, Great Intentions will be the starting highweight at 118 pounds. Great Intentions, a daughter of Cat Thief, won the Grade 2 First Flight Handicap last October over Aqueduct's main track. In her most recent start, she finished a well-beaten sixth in the Grade 1 La Brea at Santa Anita on Dec. 31.

On Wednesday, Great Intentions breezed four furlongs in 49.25 seconds over Belmont's training track.

Others expected to run in the Correction are Acey Deucey, Midtown Miss, Pretty Imposing, Schemer, and Speed Bag.

New rider for Achilles of Troy?

Achilles of Troy, the top 3-year-old prospect on the grounds, may have a new rider when he runs in the Whirlaway Stakes on Feb. 11. Ramon Dominguez worked Achilles of Troy five furlongs in 1:01.41 Wednesday over Aqueduct's inner track.

Ernie Paragallo, who heads Paraneck Stable, would not definitively say that Dominguez would replace Alan Garcia, but he didn't discount it either.

"We'll see,'' he said.

Paragallo said he may run Scanlon's Song in the Whirlaway as well, thus necessitating two riders. Scanlon's Song, a gelded son of Partner's Hero, won his maiden by 2 3/4 lengths last Saturday. Scanlon's Song ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:45.60 and earned a Beyer Speed figure of 86 for his debut. Jose Rivera Jr. rode Scanlon's Song in his maiden win.

Dominguez, who began riding in New York full time in late December, said he liked the way Achilles of Troy worked on Wednesday.

"He went real good,'' Dominguez said. "It's difficult for me to compare him with before because this is my first time on him. I like what I saw. The horse was extremely laid back, very easy on himself. He was long-striding, cool and collected - he went nice and even. [Paragallo] didn't want him to go fast.''

Achilles of Troy turned heads when he won the Count Fleet by 14 lengths while establishing a stakes record by running a mile and 70 yards in 1:39.61. He earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 104.

About the only thing Achilles of Troy did wrong in the Count Fleet was switch to his wrong lead late in the race. Dominguez noted that in the work, Achilles of Troy switched to his wrong lead when he spotted the starting gate while galloping past the six-furlong marker before the work started.

"Besides that, he was extremely forward today,'' Dominguez said.

Cinnamon Charlie over sickness

Cinnamon Charlie, the undefeated 3-year-old filly trained by Bob Klesaris, recently resumed training after overcoming an illness. On Sunday, she breezed four furlongs in 49.12 seconds over Belmont's training track.

It was her first published work since Cinnamon Charlie captured the Pin Oak Stud Stakes at Laurel Park on Dec. 11.

"She got sick on me since the last race in Maryland,'' said Klesaris, who was hoping to make last weekend's Oxford Scholar Stakes at Aqueduct. "She had a pretty bad cough and she lost some weight.''

Klesaris said he is considering running Cinnamon Charlie in the $65,000 Dearly Precious Stakes here on Feb. 20.

"It's a question mark,'' Klesaris said. "She's got to get through her next work and another one after that.''

Speaking of Sunday's work, Klesaris said, "I thought she went well. Then again, it was just her first breeze back, and I wasn't looking for anything special.''

Vega out another week

Jockey Tony Vega, who was involved in a spill here on Jan. 25, is targeting next Wednesday for his return to the saddle. Vega aggravated an old injury to his right knee in the race as well as experiencing general body soreness.

Vega was aboard A Song for Hope, who simply fell while in fourth place in deep stretch of the fourth race. Vega and jockey Chuck Lopez - who was aboard Stevie Ray Gone, who fell over A Song for Hope - were taken to a local hospital. Lopez suffered a fractured wrist and is expected to miss about a month.

Vega works as an exercise rider in the morning for Paraneck Stable.