The multiple Grade 1-winning 3-year-old filly Devil May Care will miss
next month's Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic as well as the remainder of
the year after being diagnosed with a non-contagious case of hepatitis,
trainer Todd Pletcher said Saturday.
Devil May Care, who won the Mother Goose and Coaching Club
American Oaks following a 10th-place finish in the Kentucky Derby, has
been treated with antibiotics and is at her owner John Greathouse's
Glencrest Farm in Kentucky.
After finishing fourth to Blind Luck in the Alabama at Saratoga
on Aug. 21, Devil May Care was diagnosed with an elevated liver enzyme
count. Though she had remained in training while being treated for that
issue, Devil May Care was not working up to her usual standards,
according to Pletcher.
Last week, she was sent to Kentucky to be evaluated and was diagnosed with a non-contagious case of hepatitis on Thursday.