10/24/2007 11:00PM

Attila's Storm, Dixie Chatter scratched

EmailOCEANPORT, N.J. – Attila's Storm, who was entered in the Breeders' Cup Sprint, and Dixie Chatter, who was entered in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, were scratched from their respective Saturday races on Thursday morning at Monmouth Park.

Attila's Storm has a filling in an ankle, according to trainer Rich Schosberg, who said X-rays were inconclusive.

"I'm sure it's nothing major, but we're certainly taking no risks," Schosberg said.

Dixie Chatter came up with a fever, according to his trainer, Richard Mandella.

"It's not anything serious," Mandella said Thursday morning. "He had a little temperature last night, and it was 102 this morning. He didn't eat his feed. So we went ahead and treated him with medication and scratched him. It puts a little kibosh on the weekend."

Dixie Chatter traveled from California on the same plane as Cry and Catch Me, who on Wednesday was withdrawn from the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies with a similar illness.