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It’s time for placing bets on Kentucky Derby online. Caddo River, one of the three colts that trainer Brad Cox was expected to start in the Derby, will not run in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

“He had elevated temps yesterday afternoon,” Cox said Sunday morning. “We wanted to pull blood work this morning and just see where we were. It was off a little bit, the blood work. His white count is off. It’s high. Obviously, it’s not the right decision to run him on Saturday. We just backed off of him a little bit. We’ll regroup and hopefully, back to the track in a few days.”

With Caddo River out of the event, Cox will have only early favorite Essential Quality and Mandaloun running in this year’s Kentucky Derby.

Cox hasn’t ruled out the possibility of Caddo River participating in the Preakness Stakes, telling reporters when asked that: “I don’t know. It’s hard to say right now. It could be a possibility.”

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Cox did not speculate about how the colt’s absence might affect the pace and his other starters.

“It’s hard to say how the pace will unfold and who will be where. But those horses, they’re going to run their races, and they can adjust. I’m confident that they can adjust to the pace. Essential Quality showed that in his five starts. I don’t think it’s going to play a big role at all.”

Winner of the Smarty Jones in January, Caddo River finished second in the Arkansas Derby after a fifth-place effort in the Rebel. He last worked on Friday, breezing five furlongs in 1:00.6 at Churchill Downs.

Caddo River’s withdrawal from the Derby appears to open the way for Brooklyn Strong to enter the Derby. Entries for the Derby are due at 11 a.m. EDT on Tuesday.

April 29, 2021 by : Posted in 2021 No Comments

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