04/26/2005 11:00PM

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Damson, the 3-1 favorite for Sunday's 1000 Guineas, was withdrawn from the race after having scoped badly following a workout at Newmarket on Wednesday and will be pointed to the Irish 1000 Guineas at The Curragh on May 22. The defection leaves Karen's Caper and Shanghai Lily as Ladbrokes' 4-1 co-favorites. . . . Star Over the Bay, winner of the Sunshine Millions Turf and the Clement L. Hirsch, is the lone American invitee to the $1.8 million Singapore Airlines International Cup at Kranji on May 15. Star Over the Bay, 7, is one of nine foreign invitees to the 1 1/4-mile turf race, joining the defending champ, Epalo, from Germany; the Hong Kong Cup winner, Alexander Goldrun, from Ireland; and recent Prix Exbury winner Samando, from France.