The 5-year-old son of Distorted Humor emerged from eighth-place Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) effort April 13 with some soreness and stiffness behind, according to the release. Alternation underwent a complete evaluation at Hagyard Equine Medical Center, including a scintigraphic exam, and veterinarians have recommended a schedule of light training for the next 30-45 days. Plans call for him to return to racing for a fall campaign.
"It only made sense to bring him to Hagyard for a full evaluation," said Pin Oak Stud's general manager Clifford Barry. "We want to do the right thing by the horse and not return to the races until he's 100 percent again."