04/10/2006 12:00AM

Wild Fit ill, out of Oaks


Wild Fit, one of the nation's leading 3-year-old fillies, came down with an infection over the weekend, has been turned out at a nearby farm, and is out of consideration for the May 5 Kentucky Oaks, her trainer, Patrick Biancone, said Monday at Keeneland. "She has been treated and will spend a month at Ashford Stud," Biancone said.

Wild Fit was the 8-1 second choice in the final Kentucky Oaks Future Wager.

Wild Fit finished second to champion 2-year-old filly Folklore in last fall's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. Folklore and Wild Fit were the only fillies nominated to this year's Kentucky Derby, and both were nominated to the Oaks as well. Now both are sidelined and will miss the Oaks.

Wild Fit most recently finished third to Balance in last month's Santa Anita Oaks. In her only other start this year, she was second to Balance in the Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita.

Last year, Wild Fit captured the Del Mar Debutante, and was second in the Oak Leaf Stakes in addition to the Breeders' Cup. She was trained then by Jeff Mullins, but she was sold for $3 million in November at Keeneland to Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor, and Derrick Smith and turned over to Biancone.