09/30/2011 3:29PM

Belmont: Sangaree to miss Kelso


ELMONT, N.Y. - Uncle Mo will have only three horses to beat in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Kelso Handicap at Belmont Park.

Sangaree, the runner-up in last year’s Grade 1 Triple Bend Handicap at Hollywood Park, will scratch from the Kelso because of a cough.

“He started coughing yesterday, and he continued this morning,” said Rick Mettee, Godolphin’s New York-based assistant trainer. “It’s too bad, because we were looking forward to running him”

Mettee said Sangaree would most likely now be pointed to the Grade 3, $100,000 Bold Ruler at Belmont on Oct. 29.

Sangaree was listed as the 6-1 fourth choice on the morning line in the Kelso. The four-horse field remains Jackson Bend, Jersey Town, Uncle Mo, and Golddigger’s Boy.