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.