Senor Swinger Works Toward Preakness; Congaree Also On-Track

Senor Swinger Works Toward Preakness; Congaree Also On-Track
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Senor Swinger, winner of the Crown Royal American Turf (gr. III) on the Kentucky Oaks card, breezed five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 Monday at Churchill Downs as he continued to work toward Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico.

Working in company with another horse trained by Bob Baffert, the El Prado colt was ridden by exercise rider Dana Barnes. "He worked really well," Barnes said.

Baffert, who also sent out Congaree to breeze Monday, said, "They slowed the track down today so that was really good work (by Senor Swinger) but it speeded up quite a bit when Congaree went out."

Congaree, who is being pointed toward Belmont Park's Metropolitan Handicap, worked seven furlongs in 1:24 2/5.

Senor Swinger is one of 10 horses listed as probable starters in the Preakness. The list, as of Monday morning, consists of:

PROBABLE FIELD FOR PREAKNESS

Horse, Trainer, Jockey, Expected Arrival
Funny Cide, Barclay Tagg, Jose Santos, Undecided
Peace Rules, Bobby Frankel, Edgar Prado, Wednesday or Thursday
Scrimshaw, D. Wayne Lukas, Gary Stevens, Wednesday morning
Senor Swinger, Bob Baffert, Pat Day, Wednesday morning
Champali, Greg Foley, Jerry Bailey, Wednesday morning
Midway Road, Neil Howard, Robby Albarado, Tuesday afternoon
Cherokee's Boy, Gary Capuano, Ryan Fogelsonger, Bowie Training Center
Alysweep, Patrick Reynolds, Richard Migliore, Wednesday afternoon
Kissin Saint, Lisa Lewis, Jorge Chavez, Wednesday afternoon
Ten Cents a Shine, D. Wayne Lukas, Pat Valenzuela, Wednesday morning

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