LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 05: Kentucky Derby entrant Uncle Mo with exercise rider Hector Ramos works during morning workouts in preparation for the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 5, 2011 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
In what is probably not news to anyone that has followed his trials and tribulations these past three weeks: Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner and Champion Two-Year-Old Colt Uncle Mo has scratched from the 2011 Kentucky Derby.
According to reports in the BloodHorse:
Pletcher and Repole said the horse is physically sound but that the internal problems he has have not exactly been diagnosed. Pletcher said the colt improved when he was on medications but that he regressed when vets began to withdraw medications.
This leaves the field at nineteen horses; the last two in the gate (19-Nehro and 20-Watch Me Go) will move one spot towards the rail.
UPDATE: John Velazquez, Uncle Mo's jockey, will replace Robby Albarado on 16-Animal Kingdom.
Following the scratch of Uncle Mo, the Derby field is as follows (I'll update the ML Odds when/if Churchill releases a new set)