Hansen will miss his next scheduled start in Saturday’s Woody Stephens Stakes (G2) on Belmont Stakes day because of a low blood count, Daily Racing Form reported Monday.
“His blood is a little out of whack,” Maker told Daily Racing Form. “He gave us an indication something was wrong, we pulled a blood on him, and he was not 100 percent. We’ll wait a little bit to run him.”
Maker related that Hansen does not have to be taken out of training.
Plans for Hansen are undetermined. Hansen finished ninth in the Kentucky Derby (G1) in his last start for Dr. Kendall Hansen and Skychai Racing. He won this year’s Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct before finishing second to Dullahan in the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland.