03/31/2012 7:43PM

Fair Grounds: Nehro will scratch from New Orleans Handicap

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Barbara D. Livingston
Nehro, runner up in the 2011 Kentucky Derby, tied up Saturday morning and will not run in Sunday's New Orleans Handicap.

NEW ORLEANS – Nehro, the 2011 Kentucky Derby runner-up, will be scratched from the New Orleans Handicap on Sunday after tying up following a Saturday morning training session, trainer Steve Asmussen confirmed Saturday night.

“He got a little tight today when he trained,” Asmussen said. “I’m not going to run him unless he’s 100 percent.”

Nehro made his first start since the 2011 Belmont Stakes here Feb. 25, easily winning a first-level allowance race. The 4-year-old Mineshaft colt, who was second in the Louisiana and Arkansas derbies, still is seeking his first stakes win.

Greg Jolliff More than 1 year ago
According to the FG website, Program Changes for today list #1 Nehro as scratched. Race 8: Scratch: #1 Nehro
Joaquin Sanson More than 1 year ago
So far Nehro is running - No scratched
Fred Reardon More than 1 year ago
another fragile egg, speaking of which, Mickael Barzalona, please, take a seat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Better these days a fragile egg than a cracked one.