Trainer Bob Baffert says Kentucky Derby contender Cupid has a breathing problem and won't be entered in the Derby field.
Baffert's decision came two days after Cupid finished 10th in the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park.
Cupid came out of the race with an entrapped epiglottis, and Baffert says the gray colt would have surgery to clear the breathing passageway.
The issue is not considered serious. Baffert said Cupid "should be OK in a week" and would be under consideration for the Preakness on May 21.