Updated on 05/01/2012 1:29PM

Hollywood: Acclamation's Tuesday work canceled; comeback on hold

Benoit & Associates
Acclamation is "off" on his left side, according to trainer Don Warren.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – A puzzling issue related to the left front leg of Acclamation has indefinitely postponed the comeback of the 2011 champion older male.

Acclamation scratched from the Grade 3 Inglewood Handicap on April 27 at Hollywood Park with concerns regarding his soundness. Acclamation resumed galloping over the weekend, and plans called for a Tuesday workout at Hollywood and a possible start Saturday in the Grade 2 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap.

Trainer Don Warren called off the workout, and the race, after Acclamation did not jog well early this week at his Santa Anita base.

“We still don’t know what it is that is that is keeping him ‘off’ on the left side,” Warren said Tuesday. “He galloped fine Monday morning, but when we took him out later and jogged up and down the road, he was a little bit short on the left side.”

A second set of X-rays taken Monday did not reveal the problem.

“There’s no heat, no filling anywhere, and the leg looks perfect,” Warren said. “We think it’s in the lower part of the leg somewhere.”

Acclamation had a right front foot bruise in late 2011 that knocked him from Breeders’ Cup consideration. The current problem area is on the left.

“We’re still kind of looking,” Warren said. “We have no plans to work or run any time soon. We’ll give him a few days off and try again.”

Acclamation won five graded stakes in 2011 including three Grade 1’s. A 6-year-old by Unusual Heat, Acclamation has won nine races and $1,628,048 from 28 starts.