He Looks Hot to Miss Spencer Childers Breeders' Championship

The Grade 1 winner will be scratched due to a fever.

Press release

He Looks Hot, pictured here winning the July 3 Vessels Maturity, has been scratched from Saturday's Spencer Childers California Breeders' Championship due to a fever. PHOTO: Scott Martinez

Ed Allred’s two-time Grade 1 winner He Looks Hot will be scratched from Saturday's $100,000 Spencer Childers California Breeders Championship Handicap due to a fever.

The news was first reported by Ed Burgart on his Twitter feed @qheddie.

“He came up with a bit of a temperature,” Willoughby said. “But everything looks like it’s just a temperature and nothing major right now. He might be okay in two days, but he won’t be running on Saturday night.”

The 7-5 morning-line favorite for this race, He Looks Hot was coming off of a victory in the July 3, 400-yard Vessels Maturity (G1), a win which gave him a berth to this year's Champion of Champions (G1). He also won the 2014 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity and has earned $959,985.  He Looks Hot missed the entire 2015 season because of two colic surgeries.

Three-time derby winner Forget It and 2015 All American Derby (G1) third-place finisher Fire Fortune were both 7-2 in the morning line and now figure to vie for the role of favorite in the Spencer Childers on Saturday. Front And Center, Flay, Fiery Kimbo, Look Of A Dasher, Walk The Catwalk and Trust Me are the other horses in the race.

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