Infection Sidelines Alkaased; Out of Turf
Updated: Wednesday, October 26, 2005 12:35 PM
Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2005 12:35 PM
Alkaased, winner of the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (Fr-I), was scratched out of the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) due to an infection, according to trainer Luca Cumani.
"He had a bad blood count," Cumani said following Wednesday's post position draw for Saturday's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Belmont Park. "He must have picked up an infection."
A 5-year-old son of Kingmambo
, Alkaased has won five of 15 career starts, with seven second-place finishes.
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