Nancy Mazzoni’s homebred She Be Wild, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2009, injured her left pastern bone April 18 while jogging at Keeneland and will miss the April 30 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
"She cracked her left pastern bone," trainer Wayne Catalano said. "We were going in there (the Oaks) with a very well filly. She had just worked (a bullet move April 13) really well. She will be back."
A daughter of Offlee Wild produced from the Seeking the Gold mare Trappings, She Be Wild has won four of seven career starts, with two placings, while earning $1,355,540.
Last year, the filly won the Arlington-Washington Lassie (gr. III) and Top Flight stakes before securing an Eclipse Award with a victory in the Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Santa Anita. In her latest outing, She Be Wild ran third in the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland in her second start of the year.
The defection of She Be Wild opens the door for Starlight Partners Ailalea to draw into the 14-horse Oaks field. With $69,900 in graded earnings, Ailalea is now 14th on the preference list.