Ronnie Lamarque (left) and Louie Roussel III with Recapturetheglory at Churchill Downs.

Ronnie Lamarque (left) and Louie Roussel III with Recapturetheglory at Churchill Downs.

Anne M. Eberhardt

Recapturetheglory Spikes Fever

The fifth-place Kentucky Derby finisher has put his Preakness plans on hold.

(From Churchill Downs)

Ronald Lamarque and Louie Roussel III’s fifth-place Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) finisher Recapturetheglory, has put his Preakness Stakes (gr. I) plans put on hold due to a fever.

“We took his temperature last night,” said assistant trainer Lara Van Deren. “He just wasn’t acting right. He was backing up against the gate in the stall and he never does that.

“This morning, his temperature was over 102,” she continued. “He’s definitely not shipping (to Pimlico) tonight. We pulled blood on him and gave him some anti-inflammatories. The blood work will tell us everything and we should get that back this afternoon.”

Van Deren said Recapaturetheglory was still eating and not coughing and that the temperature began to drop later in the morning.