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Madefromlucky out of Derby, Keen Ice gets in

Kentucky Derby hopeful Stanford, right, ridden by exercise

Kentucky Derby hopeful Stanford, right, ridden by exercise rider Isabelle Bourez, works with stablemate Madefromlucky, left, ridden by jockey John Velazquez, for trainer Todd Pletcher at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Friday, April 24, 2015. After the workout, Madefromlucky's owners said they decided not to run the horse in the Kentucky Derby. Photo Credit: AP / Garry Jones

Trainer Todd Pletcher announced that Madefromlucky will not run in Saturday's Kentucky Derby.

The defection opened the 20th spot in the field for long shot Keen Ice, whom three-time Derby winner Kent Desormeaux will ride.

Pletcher was displeased with Madefromlucky's workout Friday at Churchill Downs, as was rider John Velazquez.

Pletcher is expected to enter four horses -- Carpe Diem, Materiality, Stanford and Itsaknockout -- at Wednesday's Derby draw.

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