Dubai Escapade Withdrawn from Sprint; Has Inflammation in Ankle

Edited Breeders' Cup notes team report
Darley Stable's 4-year-old filly Dubai Escapade will not be entered in Saturday's $2 million TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) at Churchill Downs after the filly was found to have some inflammation in her front ankle Tuesday.

Trained by Eoin Harty, the daughter of Awesome Again  worked a strong five furlongs in :59 3/5 Monday morning. Purchased for $2 million at the Barretts 2-year-old sale, she has won six of eight career starts, most recently capturing the Ballaerina Breeders' Cup at Saratoga lengths on Aug. 27.

The defection of Dubai Escapade will allow for Frank Calabrese's 3-year-old homebred colt Lewis Michael to get into the Sprint from the Preferred List, following Areyoutalkintome, who got in Monday after Commentator was withdrawn.