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Kentucky Derby Injury/Missing Report
As of February
An update on the 2015 Kentucky Derby contenders that are off the trail, had setbacks, or haven’t breezed in a month.
Off the Trail
Conquest Typhoon (4 points) – Runner-up in the Grey Stakes at Woodbine will stay on turf
after winning the Cecil B. DeMille Stakes (G-2) at Del Mar.
Calculator (17 points) – Injured (again) after his runaway victory in the
Sham. Out of action for the next six
months. Barn declined to state the
nature of the injury.
Leave the Light On
(10 points) – hurt his right hind ankle during a morning work and had surgery,
knocking him out of the spring classics.
Mawthooq (0 points) – third in the Mucho Macho Man Stakes, McLaughlin was
pointing the son of Distorted Humor towards the Withers. Out of action after
suffering a recent tendon injury. Might
see him later this summer.
Flashaway (1 point) – worked twice at Palm Meadows in December. MIA since then.
Saratoga Heater (1
point) – hasn’t recorded a breeze since his fourth place finish in the Delta
Tough Customer (1 point) – MIA
since his fourth place finish in the Keeneland Breeders’ Futurity.
Updates/Back on the Trail
(10 points) - Withdrawn from the
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile due to a bruised foot. Had his first breeze on February 2 and will have only two starts before the Kentucky Derby.
Bold Conquest (6 points) – Third in the Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland. Son
of Curlin has been breezing regularly at Fair Grounds since January.
Competitive Edge (0 points) - Hopeful Stakes victor endured a hairline fracture in his left foreleg. All healed now and he’s
been breezing since January 11. He
should surface in a race sometime in February.
(2 points) – Third in the Iroquois Stakes, he missed some time due to surgery for an ankle chip. Since recovered, he's been breezing at
Tampa Bay Downs since January 10.