April 24, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Trainer Todd Pletcher is down to four possible starters next week in the Kentucky Derby after Madefromlucky dropped out.

The colt's owners said Friday they decided not to run Madefromlucky in the 1 1/4-mile race May 2 at Churchill Downs. No immediate reason was announced.

That leaves Pletcher with four likely starters: Carpe Diem, Materiality, Itsaknockout and Stanford.

The defection moves Keen Ice, trained by Dale Romans and ridden by Kent Desormeaux, into what's expected to be a full 20-horse field for the first race in the Triple Crown series.

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