West Point Thoroughbreds’ Flashy Gray, second in the Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks on March 30, will be scratched from Friday’s Kentucky Oaks after coming out of her gallop Wednesday with a bruised right heel.
“Simply bad timing,” West Point posted on their twitter account.
Trained by Bill Mott – who also conditions Oaks entrant Close Hatches – Flashy Gray broke her maiden by 10 1/4 lengths at Churchill Downs last November 8. The daughter of Flashy Bull was then purchased by West Point Thoroughbreds for $775,000 at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock sale as part of the Dolphus Morrison dispersal and came back to win her seasonal bow at Gulfstream Park on February 10.
Prior to running second in the Fair Grounds Oaks, Flashy Gray was also second in the Grade III Honeybee Stakes on March 9.
The connections of West Point Thoroughbreds indicated she would next be pointed to the Grade I Acorn Stakes at Belmont on May 27.