Rebel Stakes (G2) winner came up with bruised left fore foot after April 30 work.
Dreams of a Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) victory were dashed for some and sprang to life for others May 2 when Un Ojo was declared out of the race because of a bruised left front foot, allowing Ethereal Road to make the body of the 20-horse field.
Un Ojo’s trainer Ricky Courville confirmed the news to BloodHorse Monday.
“He came out of that work Saturday with a bruised foot and it’s just not the right thing to do to run him; he’s still a little tender on it,” Courville said. “We’ll let the dust settle … He might go to the farm here in Kentucky; he might come back home (to Louisiana), or if he’s better in a week, we might find something else for him.”