08/07/2006 12:00AM

The Green Monkey sidelined

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The Green Monkey, who sold for a world-record $16 million at auction, has suffered a strained glutteal muscle in his left hind and will most likely not make his debut at Saratoga as expected, trainer Todd Pletcher said.

"He's going to jog for about two weeks," Pletcher said. "I would say he is unlikely to make a start at Saratoga. It had to happen after the last work. He was a bit sore the day after, the second day. I'd say he could be back on the worktab in two to three weeks."