05/12/2014 9:56AM

Amoss confirms Ria Antonia for Preakness


Trainer Tom Amoss confirmed early Monday that the filly Ria Antonia will race in the Preakness and will have Hall of Fame jockey Calvin Borel aboard.

“It’s time to roll the dice,” said Amoss, acknowledging the filly will be a long price. “California Chrome is absolutely the horse to beat, but beyond that, I think we’re in the mix.”

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Also early at Churchill Downs, Bayern had his final prep for the Preakness when working five furlongs in 1:02.60 in the company of his older Bob Baffert-trained stablemate, Drill. Rosie Napravnik, who has the Preakness mount, was aboard Bayern. The colt is booked on the second equine charter that will fly Wednesday from Louisville, Ky., to Baltimore.