Friday, May 6, 2011
Uncle Mo Scratched from Kentucky Derby
By Justin Worsley,
Uncle Mo has been officially scratched from the Kentucky Derby on Friday morning after owner Mike Repole told reporters that the stomach ailement the colt has been suffering has not recovered enough for him to run a 1 1/4 mile race.
Uncle Mo was the second choice on Friday morning's line with 9-2 odds. Dialed In is the current favorite with 4-1 odds.
No racehorse will replace Uncle Mo, leaving the 137th Kentucky Derby with 19 horses.
Repole has a second horse in the field, Stay Thirsty.
Uncle Mo was diagnosed with a gastrointestinal tract infection after he was examined after the Wood Memorial. Suspicions rose at the Wood Memorial, where Uncle Mo lost his first career race, finishing third, when Uncle Mo was not eating after the race.
There is still a possibility for Uncle Mo to run in the Preakness on May 21. If not, he will be shelved until the Saratoga in July.