03/06/2015 6:00PM

Khozan, undefeated Pletcher trainee, off Derby trail

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Barbara D. Livingston
Khozan wins an allowance race Feb. 22 to improve to 2 for 2.

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Trainer Todd Pletcher confirmed Friday that the undefeated Khozan is off the Kentucky Derby trail after coming back from a routine gallop at Palm Beach Downs that morning off in his right hind ankle.

"We've sent him to Rood & Riddle. I'm waiting for Dr. [Larry] Bramlage's opinion on Monday," said Pletcher.

Khozan, a son of Distorted Humor owned by Al Shaqab Racing, is undefeated and unchallenged in two starts. He won his career debut by 3 3/4 lengths going six furlongs, earning a 103 Beyer Speed Figure, then returned to dominate allowance company at a mile by nearly 13 lengths Feb. 22. He was targeting the Florida Derby as his final Kentucky Derby prep here March 28.