07/02/2011 1:57PM

Hollywood: Late scratch in Shoemaker


Ashtar, a 15-1 outsider, has been withdrawn from the Grade 1 Shoemaker Mile, Saturday's sixth race at Hollywood Park.

The scratch was announced at 11:45 a.m. Because the Shoemaker Mile is a stakes, a reason for the withdrawal is not necessary, provided it occurs within one hour of post time.

The absence of Ashtar leaves the Shoemaker with a field of six, led by the multiple stakes winner Courageous Cat.

Trainer Ruben Cardenas said Ashtar will be pointed for the Sunset Handicap over 1 1-2 miles on turf on July 17, the final day of the spring-summer meeting.