Maiden Tincin Has Cough; Withdrawn From Derby

Tincin, the 3-year-old old colt who never had been in the top three in seven career starts, was removed from consideration for Saturday's Kentucky Derby after he developed a cough. The potential presence of the colt in the Derby field had proved controversial because the maiden would have faced more accomplished, seasoned foes.

Owned by Clements and Larue, and trained by Steve Larue, Tincin lost his first seven starts by almost 130 lengths combined. He is based at Ellis Park in western Kentucky.