Charlatan, undefeated winner of the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby however because of this the concern of a practicable remedy violation, has been sidelined because of a minor ankle trouble and will leave out the G1 Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5, trainer Bob Baffert said on Saturday afternoon.
“He’s got a filling in a the front ankle,” Baffert said. “They (veterinarians) observed some thing there and we’ll likely have it taken out (surgically).” Baffert said the area in query is minor, describing it as “not even a flake, however we have bought to give up on him. He’ll be out 45 days.”
Baffert said the setback capability Charlatan will miss the Kentucky Derby however brought that the Oct. 3rd Preakness is a possibility.
Charlatan finished first in all three starts, commencing with a Santa Anita maiden race on Feb. 26. He came lower back to romp in a March 14 allowance race at the Arcadia, Calif., track, then shipped to Oaklawn to take the first of two divisions of the Arkansas Derby on May 2.
However, subsequent reviews of a superb drug take a look at for the Class two medicinal drug lidocaine emerged and Baffert is watching for results of a confirmatory split sample check that should lead to Charlatan’s disqualification from that win, which covered 100 qualifying points for the Kentucky Derby.
Charlatan closing worked at Santa Anita on June 1, going 5 furlongs in 1:00.80. It was his second breeze due to the fact that the Arkansas Derby. Baffert used to be pointing the colt for the G1 Woody Stephens Stakes on the Belmont Stakes card at Belmont Park on June 20.
The blow comes on the heels of Baffert-trained Nadal – unbeaten winner of the 2nd division of the Arkansas Derby – being retired due to a condylar fracture and the tragic death of Baffert-trained 2016 champion Arrogate after completing his 0.33 year at stud at Juddmonte Farms in Lexington, Ky.
Charlatan, bred in Kentucky by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings, used to be a $700,000 buy at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. He races for the partnership of SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stable, Stonestreet Stables, Fred Hertrich III, John Fielding and Golconda Stable.