LOUISVILLE — Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito got his wish: Frammento is in the Kentucky Derby.
Stanford was scratched Thursday, moving 50-1 shot Frammento into the 20-horse field for Saturday's race.
Trainer Todd Pletcher said Stanford would skip the Derby and run in either the Peter Pan at Belmont Park on May 9 or the Preakness on May 16.
"We entered the horse to see what post he might draw," Pletcher said. "We were on the fence as to whether or not to run him."
Florent Geroux was to ride Stanford, who was listed at 30-1 odds.
That leaves Pletcher with three entries: Carpe Diem, the 8-1 third choice; 12-1 Materiality; and 30-1 Itsaknockout.
Frammento was on the also-eligible list but needed a defection to get into the 141st Derby.
All horses outside of Stanford's assigned No. 11 post will move inside one position; Frammento will break from the No. 20 spot.
"We are all excited," Zito said. "We made it. Everybody is happy. He has been training great. I know we have to break from the 20, but that is a lot better than post zero."
Corey Nakatani rides Frammento.
Nakatani is 0-for-17 in the Derby. He has hit the board only once, finishing second on Nehro in 2011.
The lineup change means 5-2 favorite American Pharoah will start from the No. 17 post instead of 18, where the colt was drawn Wednesday. No horse has won the Derby from the No. 17 position.