a contender for the Preakness 2013 Stakes (G1) on May 18, began his journey
to Pimlico Race Course Monday afternoon at 3:17 when he boarded an
airport-bound van at Churchill Downs. The Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner,
who finished a disappointing 17th in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby (G1), was scheduled to fly from Louisville to New York before vanning to Pimlico Monday evening.
Photo: Mike Kane, Maryland Jockey Club
trainer, Doug O’Neill, will be seeking his second straight success in
the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, having saddled Kentucky Derby
winner I’ll Have Another to a stirring triumph over Bodemeister in the 1
3/16-mile classic last year.
trainer Jack Sisterson will be overseeing the barn for Team O’Neill
until the conditioner arrives from California. Sisterson is driving to
Baltimore from Louisville and is expected to be at Pimlico around 5 p.m.
He said the flight to New York is scheduled to land at 6:30 p.m.
Eastern, meaning Goldencents will likely arrive at Pimlico around
Invasion, the fourth-place Kentucky Derby finisher, accompanied
Goldencents on the van and flight to New York. Trainer Chad Brown
earlier in the day reported that a start in the Preakness is under
consideration since the son of Tapit came out of his strong Derby effort
in good order.