Scrappy T Won't Go in Leonard Richards Stakes
Probable favorite Scrappy T won't start in the $300,000 Leonard Richards Stakes (gr. III) at Delaware Park July 17, trainer Robert Bailes said.The Preakness Stakes (gr. I) runner-up didn't have a good work on the Delaware Park track July 14, so Bailes announced Scrappy T would be scratched after it was determined that he had a muscle problem in his lower back."He's about 90%, which is not where we want to go," Bailes said. "It's nothing major. It was enough to throw up the caution flag. We want him right before we run him."Scrappy T will stay in training and remain at Delaware Park in preparation for a possible start at Saratoga, which opens July 27. The Fit to Fight colt hasn't started since the Preakness, though he has worked twice at Colonial Downs on the dirt.