Mine That Bird out of Travers

Kentucky Derby winner Mine That
Bird will not run in the Travers Stakes on Saturday at Saratoga
Race Course.
Trainer Chip Woolley said Wednesday that he didn't want to
jeopardize Mine That Bird's health by running him in a 1¼-mile race
less than two weeks after the horse had throat surgery to free an
entrapped epiglottis.
The decision was made after an endoscopic examination Wednesday
morning, a day after Mine That Bird had his first workout since the
Woolley said a "small spot" remains on the 3-year-old
gelding's epiglottis and "we don't feel comfortable taking the
chance of irritating it and causing more problems."
Entries for the $1 million Travers will be drawn later