03/11/2004 12:00AM

Eye Dazzler scratched from Oaks wager


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Wagering on Eye Dazzler, one of the 23 individual betting interests in the second round of the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager, was suspended before the pool opened Thursday because the filly will miss the Oaks due to injury.

Eye Dazzler was scheduled to undergo surgery Thursday in south Florida to take a chip out of her left knee. She will be sidelined for up to 90 days, trainer Mark Hennig said. Eye Dazzler, owned by Lee Lewis, closed at odds of 59-1 in the first pool. Under the rules of the wager, no refunds will be granted.

As a 2-year-old, Eye Dazzler finished second in the Grade 2 Tempted and third in the Grade 1 Matron and Grade 2 Adirondack. This year, she won an entry-level allowance race and was beaten a head by Miss Coronado in the Grade 2 Davona Dale.

Wagering on the Oaks and Kentucky Derby was to begin at noon Eastern Thursday and close Sunday at 6:30 p.m.