08/10/2011 1:39PM

Del Mar: Mr. Commons to miss La Jolla


DEL MAR, Calif. - Mr. Commons, the winner of the Oceanside Stakes at Del Mar on July 20, will miss an expected start in Saturday’s $150,000 La Jolla Handicap because of a bruise in a foot, trainer John Shirreffs said on Wednesday.

Entries for the Grade 2 La Jolla Handicap were taken on Wednesday and Shirreffs said that Mr. Commons had not recovered sufficiently to start.

Shirreffs said that the setback is not severe and that Mr. Commons may be able to start in the $250,000 Del Mar Derby over 1 1/8 miles on turf on Sept. 4.