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Kentucky Derby 2011 Field: Uncle Mo Scratched Due To Stomach Illness

Uncle Mo, who's been among the 2011 Kentucky Derby's top two contenders since odds came out, was scratched Friday due to slow recovery from a stomach illness first spotted after his Wood Memorial loss. This leaves Dialed In as the clear 1/1 favorite, having narrowed the field to only 19 horses. The latest odds had Uncle Mo as a 9/2 favorite.

Nehro (5/1), along with Shackleford, Soldat and Archarcharch (all 8/1) are the horses most likely to benefit from Uncle Mo's omission, as they rounded out the previous top five. The odds of Atlanta's (claim it!) Mucho Macho Man winning have also improved.

Updated odds:

Dialed In: 3/1

Nehro: 5/1

Archarcharch: 8/1

Shackleford: 8/1

Soldat: 8/1

Mucho Macho Man: 10/1

Midnight Interlude: 12/1

Pants on Fire: 15/1

Stay Thirsty: 15/1

Twice the Appeal: 17/1

Animal Kingdom: 25/1

Brilliant Speed: 30/1

Derby Kitten: 30/1

Comma to the Top: 30/1

Decisive Moment: 30/1

Master of Hounds: 30/1

Santiva: 30/1

Twinspired: 30/1

Watch Me Go: 50/1

The 2011 Kentucky Derby post time is at 6:24 p.m. (ET) on Saturday, May 7th and SB Nation has everything you need to prepare for it - current Derby odds, contender profiles, field updates and more. You can find all of that and more at our 2011 Kentucky Derby StoryStream. Also, our horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come has two must-read resources for Derby fans: A Beginner's Guide To Following Horse Racing and a glossary of horse racing terms.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.