Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Goldencents will arrive at Pimlico Race Course on Monday night (approximately 11pm) to
begin preparations for the $1 million Preakness Stakes (G1) on Saturday, May
18. Trainer Doug O’Neill followed a
similar course shipping to Baltimore two days after the Kentucky Derby last year with dual classic winner I’ll Have Another.
Assistant trainer Jack
Sisterson informed the Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) Sunday afternoon that the
son of Into Mischief, who finished a
disappointing 17th in yesterday’s Kentucky Derby (G1) as the third betting
choice, and 3-year-old filly Birdlover will
fly to New York Monday afternoon and then van down to Pimlico.
On Sunday representatives from the MJC were busy at Churchill Downs trying to
recruit Derby runners for the second leg of the Triple Crown. In addition to
Goldencents, the Preakness Probable List include…
Orb (1st in Kentucky Derby)
Normandy Invasion (4th in Kentucky Derby) - will decide over weekend
Mylute (5th in Kentucky Derby) - decision after speaking with owners Tuesday
Oxbow (6th in Kentucky Derby)
Will Take Charge (8th in Kentucky Derby)
Itsmyluckyday (15th in Kentucky Derby)
Vyjack (18th in Kentucky Derby)
Departing (1st in Illnois Derby)
Governor Charlie (1st in Sunland Derby)
Titletown Five (4th in Derby Trial)
Street Spice (5th in Illinois Derby)
UPDATE 05-07-2013, 3:17pm EDT - per MaStreet Spice ryland Jockey Club press release, Street Spice, fifth-place fiinisher in the IL Derby is under consideration for the Preakness. Trainer Greg Geier said Tuesday that he will maek a decision on whether to try the Preakness after the colt works this workend.
UPDATE 05-07-2013, 8:12am EDT - per Mike Gathagan, VP of Communications, Maryland Jockey Club, "McPeek's horse (Bellarmine) is out ... Lukas now planning on running a 3rd starter in Preakness, Titletown Five."
UPDATE 05-06-2013, 12:57pm EDT - per David Grening (DRF) Chad Brown on Normandy Invasion: "I said I wouldn’t run in the Preakness but I’m going to back off of that & really observe the horse and let him tell me."
UPDATE 05-06-2013, 12:48pm EDT - per Mike Gathagan, VP of Communications, Maryland Jockey Club, "Preakness Stakes contender list... Vyjack added while Fear the Kitten off."
UPDATE 05-06-2013, 8:16am EDT - Word from Mike Gathagan, VP of Communications, Maryland Jockey Club has confirmed that Mr. Palmer is not in training for the Preakness Stakes and that Graham Motion indicated Heat Press' status for the second jewel of the Triple Crown is "unlikely".
Stay tuned as this list changes daily if not hourly!