Updated on 09/17/2011 10:29AM

Champali out of Preakness field


Champali was declared out of the Preakness field on Wednesday morning because of an episode of colic, according to trainer Greg Foley.

With Champali's defection, the field for the Preakness stood at 10 as of Wednesday afternoon. Champali, who was second in the Derby Trial to Midas Eyes in his last start on April 26 at Churchill Downs, would have been moderately supported in the betting based on his past performances.

Foley said the horse began to experience discomfort on Tuesday morning.

Several hours later, the horse's condition had improved, but then he suffered a relapse. The horse is expected to recover fully, Foley said.

"We dealt with it all day" on Tuesday, Foley said on Wednesday morning.

"I think we're out of the woods on him now."

Champali is a son of Glitterman out of the Dixieland Band mare Radioactivity. He has a lifetime record of six wins from nine starts and earnings of $333,954.