Going Wild, who finished 18th of 20 in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), had his final Preakness Stakes (gr. I) tune-up at Churchill Downs Monday morning, drilling five furlongs in 1:01.40 for trainer D. Wayne Lukas. The work ranked 11th of 20 times at the distance. "I thought we had a good morning," Lukas said. "We didn't try to do a lot. Like everybody, you're coming off a mile and a quarter and you don't have to do very much. But he had good energy, I thought, and was pretty focused." The son of Golden Missile races for Robert and Beverly Lewis, who won the Preakness with Silver Charm (1997) and Charismatic (1999). Both horses also won the Derby – but tasted defeat in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) with Triple Crown glory on the line.
Lukas has not yet named a rider for Going Wild, who will arrive at Pimlico Wednesday morning on the first flight from Churchill Downs.