07/23/2011 4:26PM

Del Mar: Key scratch in Eddie Read


Celtic Princess, the winner of the Grade 2 Royal Heroine Stakes at Hollywood Park on July 4, was scratched from Saturday's Grade 1 Eddie Read Stakes at 1:20 p.m. on Saturday.

Celtic Princess was expected to dispute the pace in the $300,000 Eddie Read, run over 1 1-8 miles on turf. Her withdrawal leaves a field of six - Acclamation, Caracortado, Goldwaki, Jeranimo, Leroy's Dynameaux, and Smart Bid. She would have been the only female in the field.

Acclamation is expected to set the pace, and will be closely followed by Smart Bid, a shipper from Maryland.