04/07/2015 2:40PM

Midnight Hawk to miss Oaklawn Handicap

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Race Day (left) beats Midnight Hawk by a neck in the Razorback Handicap on March 14.

Midnight Hawk, who would have been a top contender in Saturday’s Grade 2, $600,000 Oaklawn Handicap, will miss the race with a foot issue, according to trainer Bob Baffert.

Baffert worked Midnight Hawk six furlongs at Santa Anita last Saturday.

“He popped a foot abscess after the work,” Baffert said. “He isn’t coming.”

Midnight Hawk finished second by a neck to Race Day in the Razorback Handicap on March 14. Midnight Hawk’s defection will make Race Day a solid favorite this weekend.

Others pointing to the Oaklawn Handicap include Tapiture, Golden Lad, Sammy Mandeville, and For Greater Glory.

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