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Thumb_grening David Grening , 2019-05-02 - DRF Live Posted : May 2, 2019, 7:45 AM

Haikal has a foot abscess; Derby status uncertain

Haikal, the Grade 3 Gotham winner, has an abscess in his left front foot, putting his status for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby in jeopardy.

Haikal did not train Thursday. Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin is hoping to be able to train him Friday.

”We’re soaking it and hoping for the best,” McLaughlin said. “He will train tomorrow and go from there. We’re hopeful, but it’s a tough call.”