|Uncle Mo (Garry Jones/AP Photo)|
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The Kentucky Derby picture is a little cloudier.
Early this morning, second favorite Uncle Mo was scratched.
Uncle Mo galloped Friday morning at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., without his Derby saddle towel. The announcement was later made at the track.
His owner, Mike Repole, was not present during the morning workout.
Uncle Mo has been recovering from a stomach ailment but had looked good galloping this week.
Last year's juvenile champion had been the 9-2 second choice behind 4-1 early favorite Dialed In.
|Morning line favorite Dialed In (Al Bello/Getty Images)|
"If he's not what we deem to be 100 percent tomorrow, he's not going to be 100 percent on Saturday," he said.
Repole has said yesterday that he wouldn’t sacrifice Uncle Mo's health to satisfy his 30-year dream of having a horse in America's greatest race. Either way, he won't be shut out. He has Stay Thirsty in the full field of 20 horses.
"It's tough," he said. "Racing needs superstars and if he's 100 percent, Uncle Mo could be that superstar."
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