LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - I Want Revenge appeared to be OK on
Sunday morning, a day after being scratched from the Kentucky Derby
with an ankle injury.
Veterinarian Foster Northrop said he planned to do another scan
of the 3-year-old's left front ankle, but said the joint responded
well after the colt jogged on the asphalt outside Barn 24 at
Churchill Downs on Sunday.
Northrop said I Want Revenge will likely be sent to Rood and
Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington for further examination.
The Wood Memorial winner became the first morning line favorite
to scratch the day of the Derby in at least 60 years after trainer
Jeff Mullins discovered a hot spot on the ankle just hours before
Owner David Lanzman opted to pull the horse from the Derby
rather than risk aggravating the injury.