Exercise rider Simon Harris gallops Kentucky Derby entrant El Kabeir at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Thursday, April 30, 2015. Three-time Kentucky Derby winning jockey Calvin Borel has the mount on Saturday. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
Garry Jones
May 01, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) El Kabeir has been scratched from the Kentucky Derby after missing a morning gallop due to a bruised left front foot.

With El Kabeir out of Saturday's race, the Derby field is now at 19.

Trained by John Terranova, El Kabeir missed a morning gallop and the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission was notified of the decision to withdraw Friday afternoon. The scratch leaves three-time Derby winner Calvin Borel without a ride.

El Kabeir was in the No. 7 post. He is owned by Ahmed Zayat, leaving him with two Derby starters, morning-line favorite American Pharoah and long shot Mr. Z.

The scratch means that the No. 1 post will be open, and horses will move over a spot as far as No. 7. The posts for the rest of the field remain the same.

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