Brother Derek Scratched Due to Colic Attack

(from Hollywood Park notes)
Multiple grade I winner Brother Derek was scratched from the $500,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) because of a colic attack early Sunday morning in his Santa Anita stall.

"He got a little colicky this morning," said trainer Dan Hendricks. "I got a call at 4 a.m. from the night watchman. The vet was there in a half hour to treat him."

Brother Derek, winner of the Hollywood Futurity and Santa Anita Derby (both gr. I), was scheduled to make his grass debut in the Hollywood Derby following a pair of encouraging works on the Hollywood turf course.

"We'll map out another plan," said Hendricks. "We might nominate him to the Native Diver Handicap (Dec. 10), but I'm not sure he would run there since we don't want to stress him so soon, and we have another horse (Top This and That) for that race. He will be pointed to the Strub Series at Santa Anita."