Top Kentucky Derby prospect Avery Island has been sidelined and will be shipped to Lexington, Kentucky tomorrow (Tuesday) to be further evaluated by Dr. Larry Bramlage at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital. He came back lame after working on Friday but initial x-rays ruled out any structural damage.
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said: “It’s very disappointing for all of us here at Godolphin, and plans are on hold until we know more about the injury.
“He’s done something to himself. But we will wait until we hear from Dr. Bramlage before deciding the next move,” the trainer added.
Avery Island won his last start, the G3 Withers at Aqueduct, in convincing style to become one of the most popular prospects for the Kentucky Derby.