Why Tacitus Is a Play Against Candidate in the 2019 Kentucky Derby

May JohnsonMay 03, 2019

Omaha Beach has won its last races, including a victory in the Arkansas Derby in his final prep race on April 13.

According to Tim Layden of Sports Illustrated, Omaha Beach has been pulled due to a trapped epiglottis.

Trainer Richard Mandella told The Associated Press the colt developed a cough and a subsequent veterinary exam showed Omaha Beach has an entrapped epiglottis.

Omaha Beach was the morning-line favorite at 4-1. In terms of the Triple Crown, the most momentous scratch was I'll Have Another defecting from the Belmont the day before he was to run for the Triple Crown in 2012.

The role of likely favorite now falls to Game Winner, who was the 5-1 second choice.

"He's a great sport", Mandella said.

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The scratch was another blow to cancer survivor Rick Porter, the colt's 78-year-old owner.

The Kentucky Derby front-runner won't be racing Saturday.

Smith has three mounts on Friday's card at Churchill Downs and five Saturday.

Smith had chosen to ride Omaha Beach instead of Roadster and now he won't have a chance to win the Derby for the second straight year.

Justify won the Kentucky Derby previous year on his way to winning the Triple Crown.

Baffert now figures to be saddling the Derby favorite once again. He will move into post position 20 and the rest of the field will move down to make up for the opening in post 12, which had been Omaha Beach's starting position.

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