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.

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