05/12/2004 12:00AM

Eleven entered in Preakness

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BALTIMORE - Eleven horses were entered Wednesday morning for Saturday's 129th Preakness Staktes at Pimlico. The only mild surprise was Song of the Sword, who finished 11th in the Kentucky Derby.

Smarty Jones, the Derby winner, heads the field. Others in the race are Borrego, Eddington, Imperialism, Lion Heart, Little Matth Man, Rock Hard Ten, Sir Shackleton, The Cliff's Edge, and Water Cannon.

Posts for the Preakness will be selected Wednesday evening during a one-hour telecast on ESPN, beginning at 5 pm.

Smarty Jones was scheduled to arrive by van Wednesday afternoon after training this morning at his base at Philadelphia Park.

Eddington was traveling by van from Belmont Park. Borrego, Lion Heart, and Rock Hard Ten were flying here from Kentucky.