King Fury staying on Triple Crown trail after Lexington win

King Fury staying on Triple Crown trail after Lexington win
Photo: Candice Chavez/Eclipse Sportswire

Trainer Kenny McPeek said King Fury will be pointed to the Kentucky Derby or the Preakness after winning Keeneland's $200,000 Lexington (G3) on Saturday.

Owned by Fern Circle Stables and Three Chimney Farm, King Fury returned Saturday night to McPeek’s division at Churchill Downs, where the colt's two wins last year include the Street Sense.

With the 20 points he earned in the Lexington, King Fury ranks 28th on the Kentucky Derby leaderboard and would need several defections to draw into the May 1 Derby, which is limited to 20 starters.

“All good; we are real proud of him,” McPeek said. “If his points get him in to the Kentucky Derby, we will probably run. It is his home track and he has won there. If he doesn’t get in the Derby, he will run in the Preakness (on May 15.) He seems like a horse that is ready to do all that. We will have to see how that ball bounces. It is out of our control, but we will keep his work schedule the same.”

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