Uncle Mo will not run in Saturday's Kentucky Derby.
|Uncle Mo (Garry Jones/AP Photo)|
Uncle Mo galloped Friday morning at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., without his Derby saddle towel. The announcement was later made at the track.
Uncle Mo's owner, Mike Repole, was not present during the morning workout.
Uncle Mo has been recovering from a stomach ailment but had looked good galloping this week.
Last year's juvenile champion, Uncle Mo had been the 9-2 second choice behind 4-1 early favorite Dialed In.
On Thursday, Repole was awaiting results from the latest vet exam.
"If he's not what we deem to be 100 percent tomorrow, he's not going to be 100 percent on Saturday," he said.