Bellarmine, a Kentucky-bred by Magna Graduate , was on the early list of possible starters for the Preakness, which will be run May 18. In the Churchill allowance race he defeated Code West, who finished a close second in the Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) earlier this year.
"Bellarmine is no-go for the Preakness," McPeek said via Twitter.
Meanwhile, the Maryland Jockey Club said Goldencents, who finished 17th of 19 in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), arrived at Pimlico Race Course at about 1:30 a.m. EDT May 7. The Into Mischief colt was the first to arrive at Pimlico in advance of the Preakness.