The same issue kept the grade 2 winner from starting in the Kentucky Derby (G1).
Un Ojo will not run in the May 21 Preakness Stakes (G1) because of a bruised foot, according to trainer Ricky Courville.
The same injury that kept the son of Laoban out of the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) has flared up.
“This morning his foot was a little warm again,” Louisiana-based Courville said May 16. “The vets went over him, and he’s not 100%. I’m dealing with the same thing. I guess the work kind of re-aggravated it.”
The one-eyed gelding last worked May 14 at Churchill Downs where he breezed five furlongs in 1:02. The foot issue began following his prior work April 30, also at Churchill.