Baffert scratches Hoppertunity due to issue with left front hoof

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by Amy Stallings

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 1, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Updated Thursday, May 1 at 4:21 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- According to an @KentuckyDerby tweet, Hoppertunity, the second favorite for 140th Kentucky Derby, has been scratched.

Trainer Bob Baffert pulled the horse due to an issue with the colt's left front hoof.

The scratch opens the door for Pablo Del Monte to enter the Saturday's race. Howver, assistant trainer Blake Heap said it is up to the owners if they want the horse to run.

We will continue to follow this story and bring you more information as it becomes available.

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