Infection Sidelines Alkaased; Out of Turf

Alkaased, winner of the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (Fr-I), was scratched out of the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) due to an infection, according to trainer Luca Cumani.

"He had a bad blood count," Cumani said following Wednesday's post position draw for Saturday's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Belmont Park. "He must have picked up an infection."

A 5-year-old son of Kingmambo, Alkaased has won five of 15 career starts, with seven second-place finishes.