11/02/2002 12:00AM

Pretty Wild to have surgery


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Pretty Wild, who would have been among the favorites for Saturday's $100,000-added Nashua at Aqueduct, was scratched after a bone chip was discovered in his right knee.

Pretty Wild, who is trained by Stanley Hough, will undergo surgery on Sunday or Monday at Dr. Stephen Selway's veterinary clinic at Belmont Park.

Hough, who said that Pretty Wild was not in any discomfort, indicated the 2-year-old colt will need 90 days to recover from the surgery.

"He had a little filling in his knee [Friday] and X-rays showed a piece that broke," Hough said. "He worked four days ago and came back fine. It seems like something that's been in there and finally broke off."

Pretty Wild, the runner-up in both the Grade 1 Hopeful and Futurity, finished fourth as the favorite in his last start, the Grade 1 Champagne on Oct. 5.

A son of the 1984 Breeders' Cup Classic winner, Wild Again, Pretty Wild was bred and is owned by Einar P. Robsham.

Pretty Wild has a record of 1-2-2 in six starts and $145,260 in earnings.