Stanford scratched from Kentucky Derby; Frammento joins race
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Stanford has been scratched from the Kentucky Derby, moving Frammento into the 20-horse field for Saturday's race.
Trainer Todd Pletcher said Thursday that 30-1 shot Stanford would skip the Derby and run in a future race.
That leaves Pletcher with three entries: Carpe Diem, the 8-1 third choice; 12-1 Materiality; and 30-1 Itsaknockout.
Frammento was on the also eligible list but needed a defection to get into the 141st Derby. He is trained by Hall of Famer Nick Zito, a two-time Derby winner, and will be ridden by Corey Nakatani.
All horses outside of Stanford's assigned No. 11 post will move inside one position; Frammento will break from the No. 20 spot.
The lineup change means 5-2 favorite American Pharoah will break from the No. 17 post instead of 18, where the colt was drawn Wednesday.
Florent Geroux was to ride Stanford.