08/01/2010 2:47PM

Monmouth: Uptowncharlybrown has a fever


Here's the scoop on the scratch of Uptowncharlybrown from the Haskell:

        OCEANPORT, N.J. * Fantasy Lane Stable’s Uptowncharlybrown was scratched from the $1 million IZOD Haskell Invitational on Sunday morning after the colt spiked a fever just before getting on a van at Belmont Park.
        “He was running a 103-104 fever this morning,” said trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. “The timing was terrible. It’s unfortunate for the owners, another bit of bad luck for this horse.
        “We’ll see how he comes out of this, and then regroup,” the trainer said.
        Normal temperature for a horse is 100 degrees.
        Uptowncharlybrown lost his original trainer when Alan Seewald died in April. The colt finished fifth in the Belmont Stakes, his first race for McLaughlin, but was disqualified from purse money because he carried the wrong weight.