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Mamma Kimbo out of Oaks, Sacristy now in

  • Mamma Kimbo (Jeff Coady/Coady Photography)

Undefeated Mamma Kimbo has been withdrawn from consideration for next Friday's Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs.

The bay daughter of Discreet Cat was scheduled to start in the nine-furlong contest off a 1 1/4-length victory in the Grade 2 Fantasy Stakes at Oaklawn Park on April 11. Trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, Mamma Kimbo opened her career on February 18 at Santa Anita, taking her maiden debut by 5 1/4 lengths.

With Mamma Kimbo out, Grade 3 scorer Sacristy has been thrown in the mix for mutual owner John Fort's Peachtree Venture.

The Wayne Catalano-trained Pulpit filly already owns a win at Churchill Downs, breaking her maiden in her third try by 6 3/4 lengths last November. Sacristy opened her sophomore season with a win in the Grade 3 Old Hat Stakes before running third in the Grade 2 Forward Gal at Gulfstream Park. She'll enter the Oaks off a second in the Grade 2 Beaumont Stakes on April 15 at Keeneland.

Sacristy, who will have Mike Smith aboard for the Oaks, will be stretching out past seven furlongs for the first time in the race.