Undefeated Charlatan to miss Derby with minor ankle issue

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Undefeated Charlatan will miss the rescheduled Kentucky Derby this fall after being sidelined by a minor ankle issue. Trainer Bob Baffert says the colt has a filling, or swelling, in a front ankle. As a result, Charlatan won’t be ready to race in time for the Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5, but Baffert says the Preakness on Oct. 3 is a possibility. The coronavirus pandemic has forced the rescheduling of the Triple Crown series. It begins with the Belmont on June 20. Charlatan is 3-0 in his career.