Celestial Legend Tops Miss Preakness Cast

David Menard and Richard Shultz' Celestial Legend, the winner of six of eight starts, is the 120-pound top weight and likely favorite in the Adena Stallions' Miss Preakness Stakes (gr. III) Friday at Pimlico Race Course.

A field of seven 3-year-old fillies was entered in the six-furlong race.

Celestial Legend, trained by Dale Capuano, will be making her first start since finishing last as the 1-2 favorite in the Peach Blossom at Delaware Park April 22. The City Zip   filly reeled off six consecutive victories to start her career before finishing second in the Cicada (gr. III) at Aqueduct May 18.

In the Peach Blossom, Celestial Legend got away from the gate slowly and rushed up into contention, but faded late in the race.

Also in the field are Wildcat Bettie B, who ran third in the Beaumont (gr. II) at Keeneland April 13, and G. City Gal, an Exclusive Quality filly handled by Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher.

$125,000 Adena Stallions' Miss Preakness Stakes (gr. III, Race 8, 3:40 p.m.), 3-Year-Old Fillies, 6 Furlongs
PP. Horse, Weight, Jockey
1. Press Camp (CA), 116, Rafael Bejarano
2. G City Gal (KY), 118, Garrett K. Gomez
3. Wildcat Bettie B (KY), 118, Ramon A. Dominguez
4. Ardmore Prospect (MD), 116, Horacio Karamanos
5. Miss Lina (MD), 116, A. R. Napravnik
6. Celestial Legend (MD), 120, Erick D. Rodriguez
7. My Lucky Free (KY), 116, Javier Castellano

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