One of Big Brown's chief rivals for the Preakness has been scratched with a foot bruise.
This morning, it was announced that Behindatthebar will not make it to the starting gate at Pimlico tomorrow. Behindatthebar trainer Todd Pletcher noticed that there might be a problem with the colt when the Lexington Stakes winner was warming up early this morning at Belmont Park, according to a news release.
Behindatthebar was scheduled for the No. 5 post position. The early odds had him the number three horse at 10-1 behind huge favorite Big Brown (1-2) and Gayego (8-1).
The scratch leaves 12 horses in the race.