LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha Beach has been scratched, trainer Richard Mandella confirmed.
Mandella said the 3-year-old will miss the race with an entrapped epiglottis that was discovered after a cough and scope. It's an upper airway abnormality that can cause poor performance in athletic horses. The condition will not threaten the animal's life or career.
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The horse will have a procedure done in the next few days and will be out of training for three weeks, according to Mandella.
With a scratch, Bodexpress (30-1) is eligible to race.
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