Early List: Full Field Expected for Preakness
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 5/6/2012 1:12:20 PM
Last Updated: 5/8/2012 2:04:08 PM

Bodemeister finished second in Kentucky Derby 138 after leading the field for most of the race.
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Photo: Chad B. Harmon

The Maryland Jockey Club is expecting a full field for the May 19 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course, officials said.

The following horses that competed in the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) are on the MJC list of probable starters: Winner I'll Have Another  , second-place finisher Bodemeister  , Went The Day Well (fourth), Creative Cause   (fifth), Liaison   (sixth), Union Rags   (seventh), Hansen (ninth), and Optimizer (11th).

Non-Derby starters consider probable for the Preakness, second leg of the Triple Crown, are Pretension and Brimstone Island, the one-two finishers in the May 5 Canonero II Stakes at Pimlico; Cozzetti, fourth in the April 13 Arkansas Derby (gr. I); Hierro and Paynter  , one-two in the April 28 Derby Trial Stakes (gr. III); The Lumber Guy  , winner of the April 21 Jerome Stakes (gr. II); and Tiger Walk, fourth in the April 7 Resorts New York Casino Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I).

The field for the Preakness will be drawn May 16.



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