Flashy Gray

Flashy Gray

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Flashy Gray Scratched from Kentucky Oaks

The Bill Mott-trained runner will bypass the May 3 Oaks due to a bruised heel.

West Point Thoroughbreds' Flashy Gray has been scratched from the May 3 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott told Churchill Downs racing secretary Ben Huffman May 1.

The sophomore daughter of Flashy Bull, owned in partnership with Tom Keithley, came back from her gallop the morning of May 1 with a bruised right heel.

"Simply bad timing," West Point's communications department said via Twitter.

Flashy Gray, who was second by 1 3/4 lengths to undefeated Unlimited Budget in the Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) March 30. That followed a runner-up finish 2 3/4 lengths behind Rose to Gold in the Honeybee Stakes (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park March 9

Flashy Gray will be pointed for the $300,000 Acorn Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies going a mile at Belmont Park May 27.

Bred in Kentucky by Brereton Jones, Flashy Gray is out of the Cat's Career mare Pleasure Cat and was a $775,000 purchase at the 2012 Keeneland November breeding stock sale. She has two wins and three seconds from five starts, with earnings of $196,100.