03/29/2007 11:00PM

Collier Hill scratched from Sheema

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Collier Hill, who would have been among the favorites in the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic Saturday at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse, has been taken out of the race for undisclosed reasons by his English trainer Alan Swinbank. Collier Hill had trained without incident this week, but was removed from the race early Friday afternoon here. A 9-year-old, Collier Hill captured Grade 1 races in Canada and Hong Kong in his last two outings.