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Hoppertunity scratched from Derby 140

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Hoppertunity is no longer in the running for the roses.

After Wednesday afternoon's post position draw, Hoppertunity was the second favorite for Derby 140 drawing the number 11 post position. The initial odds were set at 6-1.

Trainer Bob Baffert said a left foot injury is what caused Hoppertunity to scratch.

The field will now slide, giving Pablo Del Monte post position 20. Pablo Del Monte was considered "also eligible" for the race and had until 9 a.m. Friday morning to enter if another horse scratched.

The decision to run Pablo Del Monte is now in the hands of the trainer and owners.

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