05/11/2008 11:00PM

Gayego likely to run in Preakness


Gayego, who won the Arkansas Derby but then was 17th in the Kentucky Derby, is under serious consideration for the Preakness Stakes on Saturday at Pimlico, trainer Paulo Lobo said Monday afternoon.

"I'm going to see how he gallops Tuesday," said Lobo, who is based at Hollywood Park. "He's doing very well. If everything is good, there's a very good chance he'll go."

Lobo said Mike Smith, Gayego's regular rider, has the call for the Preakness.

The trainer said Gayego likely would fly to Baltimore on Wednesday.