03/25/2005 1:00AM

Grand Hombre out of World Cup


Grand Hombre, the lone Godolphin horse entered in Saturday's $6 million , was scratched from the race on Friday. Grand Hombre bruised a foot earlier in the week and had not sufficiently recovered to run in the 1 1/4-mile race, said the Godolphin racing manager, Simon Crisford.

"He was better today but we decided not to try it," Crisford said on Friday.

Grand Hombre, 5, began his career in the United States with four straight victories, capped by a 5 1/4-length score in the Grade 3 Pennsylvania Derby in 2003. He was bought later that year by Godolphin and finished fourth in last year's World Cup. He was listed at 20-1 for Saturday's race on the Daily Racing Form morning line.