King's Best, the early betting favorite for the Vodafone Epsom Derby (Eng-I), was scratched from the English classic after a recurrent muscle injury flared up during training in the week prior to the race. (More, Sporting Life)
Sagitta Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) winner King's Best is recovering satisfactorily after surgery performed Monday on a fractured cannon bone the Kingmambo colt sustained in Sunday's Budweiser Irish Derby (Ire-I), according to The Sporting Life.Joe Mercer, racing manager for owner Saeed Suhail, told The Sporting Life, "As far as I know the horse is progressing very nicely. There are no problems. He is going to be in his box for months and there is no point making any hasty decisions."