According to the Daily Racing Form, last year's Breeders' Cup Classic champion Mucho Macho Man remains in light training at Gulfstream Park after being diagnosed with bruising of the ankles.
The 6-year-old son of Macho Uno has not raced since his fourth-place effort in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap on March 8. Before that, he was a dominant 14-length winner of the Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park in January.
“We gave him a little break after he got back from California, and he's never really been out of training all this time,” said trainer Kathy Ritvo. “I had him up to a work last month, but he just didn't seem right to me, so we sent him for some extensive testing, at which time it was discovered he had a little bruising in both hind ankles.”
If Mucho Macho Man receives a clean bill of health in July, Ritvo stated that the main goal for the year is to get back to Santa Anita to defend their Breeders' Cup Classic title.
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