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War Pass out of the Kentucky Derby due to injury

War Pass out of the Kentucky Derby due to injury One of the favorite contenders in the 2008 Kentucky Derby, "War Pass", will not take part in the competition due to an injury. War Pass, the 2007 champion two-year-old male and Bessemer Trust Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner, will not start in the Kentucky Derby, because of a fractured sesamoid in his left front ankle. "It’s at the back of the ankle, and it pulled away from the sesamoid. t’s very small. In fact, [Rick Fischer, D.V.M] took the picture again and had a technician look at the digital images because there’s no swelling there. He’s actually walking sound," War Pass trainer Nick Zito said, also adding that the injury could sideline the Kentucky Derby favorite for a few months.

 The British online bookmaker Bet 365 had War Pass listed with odds 6/1 to win the 2008 Kentucky Derby, while at the North-American faced sportsbook BetUS the odds were +650. Even though War Pass will not race in the 2008 Kentucky Derby, the top three favorites remain the same - Big Brown with odds 5/2 at Bet365 and +200 at BetUS, with Pyro and Colonel John sharing odds 5/1 at the British bookie (Colonel John is +400 at BetUS and Pyro is +650). Keep in mind that the 2007 Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense was listed 7/1 just a day before the start of the race.

 Published on 04/21/2008

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