04/12/2010 12:00AM

Odysseus comes out of Blue Grass with bone chip


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Odysseus, the last-place finisher after setting the pace Saturday in the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland in his first race over a synthetic surface, suffered a knee chip during the race, according to the colt's owner, Satish Sanan of Padua Stables.

"The X-rays show a chip in the back of the left knee," said Sanan. "It's a very unusual spot, and it's an indication that he hyperextended it. We will see what needs to be done and go from there."

Padua had the early Kentucky Derby favorite in 2003 with Vindication, but he was retired with a knee injury.

"This is a damn tough game," said Sanan. "It seems like it keeps happening to us."

Odysseus, trained by Tom Albertrani, will stay in Lexington for an indefinite period, said Sanan. The Malibu Moon colt won the Tampa Bay Derby in his previous start and was on the cusp of eligibility for the Kentucky Derby in terms of graded earnings leading up to the Blue Grass.