Keepmeinmind will scratch from Saturday’s Pennsylvania Derby (G1) at Parx due to a foot issue, trainer Robertino Diodoro confirmed to Horse Racing Nation on Friday.
“Abscess in his left front foot this morning,” Diodoro said in a text message. “Terrible timing.”
The Laoban colt was an 8-1 third choice on the morning line for the race, in a loaded field that is set to include Hot Rod Charlie and Midnight Bourbon. Morning line 2-1 favorite Medina Spirit had already been announced as out of the race.
“He is sulking a little bit right now,” Diodoro said in a Parx press release. “Those abscesses, they’re painful. He will be back to himself in a few days.” The colt, who finished seventh in the Kentucky Derby this year, has run well in 2021, but has not managed to earn a victory yet, coming closest in the Jim Dandy (G2), where he finished second. He won last year’s Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) at Churchill Downs.
|Rank||Silks||Horse / Sire||Rating||Trainer / Jockey||Last Start||Status|
Pioneerof the Nile
R. Santana, Jr.