04/18/2006 11:00PM

Horatio Nelson passes race


Horatio Nelson's name was left off the five-day entries for Sunday's Group 3 Ballysax Stakes at Leopardstown, raising the question of whether he will instead line up alongside his Aidan O'Brien-trained stablemate George Washington in the 2000 Guineas on May 6.

O'Brien had used the 1 1/4-mile Ballysax Stakes as a 3-year-old starting point for Galileo and High Chaparral, subsequent winners of the Epsom Derby, for which Horatio Nelson is currently the 5-1 co-favorite. O'Brien still has six of the 11 Ballysax nominees.

* At Newmarket on Wednesday, the 5-2 favorite, Misu Bond, scored by a neck over Jeremy in the listed seven-furlong European Free Handicap.