07/11/2004 11:00PM

Domascas Consort upsets 1-20 Forever Grand in Addison

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Domascas Consort upsets Forever Grand in the $75,000, 1 1/16 mile Harry J. Addison Jr. Stakes at Fort Erie.

FORT ERIE, Ontario - Another prohibitive favorite bit the dust here Sunday as Forever Grand, sent off at 1-20, finished second to Domascas Consort in the $75,000, 1 1/16 mile .

Last Sunday, Eye of the Sphynx had finished second to Touchnow as the 3-20 choice in the Labatt Bison City.

Forever Grand, runner-up in the Sovereign Award voting in both the older horse and sprinter categories last year, seemed to lay over the Addison field, particularly when morning-line favorite Barbeau Ruckus was scratched.

Left with only two horses to beat, Forever Grand was off to a very awkward beginning but had moved up to engage the front-running Domscas Consort after going a half-mile.

Domascas Consort, however, refused to yield and drew off through the stretch to prevail by 7 1/4 lengths under rider Kristopher Robinson.

Forever Grand finished three lengths to the good of Nowyouseeit.

Domascas Consort, owned by Roy Bateman and trained by Robert Williams, returned $12.30 as the second choice. There was win wagering only on the Addison, a race restricted to 3-year-olds and upward who had been offered in specified Ontario sales.

A 3-year-old gelding by Domasca Dan, Domascas Consort was making his stakes debut and earned $52,500 for his second victory in eight starts, bringing his bankroll to $79,053.

Forever Grand earned $15,000 to bring his career total to $874,581.