ELMONT, N.Y. &ndash; Though Jeff Bonde had a reservation for the multiple Grade 1 winner Smiling Tiger on a Tuesday flight from California to New York, the trainer said Monday afternoon that he would not be shipping the horse here for Saturday&rsquo;s Grade 2, $250,000 True North Handicap, for which he would have likely been the favorite.\r\n&ldquo;We changed our mind this morning,&rdquo; Bonde said Monday by phone from California. &ldquo;I went back and forth about it. I think he needs a little more space between races.&rdquo;\r\nSmiling Tiger, who finished sixth in the Churchill Downs Handicap on Derby Day after winning the Grade 3 Count Fleet at Oaklawn and Grade 2 San Carlos at Santa Anita, will now target the Grade 1 Triple Bend at Hollywood Park on July 2.\r\nA field of seven is now shaping up for the True North. The prospective field includes a Paul Pompa-owned entry of D&rsquo; Funnybone and This Ones for Phil; Calibrachoa, Trappe Shot, Irrefutable, Rule by Night, and Wildcat Brief.\r\nFrancesco Rules to miss Kelly Kip\r\nFrancesco Rules, the probable favorite for Thursday&rsquo;s $60,000 Kelly Kip Stakes for 2-year-olds is expected to scratch from the race due to inflammation in a foreleg, trainer David Fawkes said Monday.\r\nFrancesco Rules, a son of Roman Ruler, won his debut by 2 1/2 lengths here May 5 and likely would have been favored for the Kelly Kip at 5 1/2 furlongs.\r\n&ldquo;He wasn&rsquo;t right,&rdquo; Fawkes said. &ldquo;We&rsquo;ll give him some time. He&rsquo;s got a long campaign ahead of him.&rdquo;\r\nThe race, run as the fifth, will scratch down to a field of four, including a trio of Maryland shippers &ndash; Getupwiththesun, Threeanddonedan, and Suntorious as well as well as the Florida invader Large Kaufy.