09/28/2013 1:37PM

Santa Anita: FrontRunner contender Schoolofhardrocks scratched


ARCADIA, Calif. – Schoolofhardrocks, considered one of the leading contenders in the Grade 1, $250,000 FrontRunner Stakes for 2-year-olds on Saturday at Santa Anita, was scratched from the race on Saturday morning because he was “a little off behind,” according to his trainer, David Hofmans.

“We scratched, to be cautious,” Hofmans said. “We’re going to do some diagnostic work on him in the next couple of days.”

Hofmans said that, at this point, he could not pinpoint with specificity what was ailing Schoolofhardrocks, hence the need for diagnostic work.

“It’s too bad, because we were looking forward to running,” Hofmans said.

The FrontRunner offers a fees-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile through the Win and You’re In program.

Schoolofhardrocks, a colt by Rock Hard Ten, won his lone start at Del Mar on Aug. 31 when going a mile. He is a homebred for Jerry and John Amerman.