05/11/2013 7:03AM

Preakness Stakes: Mylute confirmed as part of field

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Barbara D. Livingston
Mylute will be flown to Pimlico on Wednesday.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Trainer Tom Amoss confirmed Mylute as a starter for the 138th Preakness after the gray colt went through a routine gallop well before dawn Saturday over a muddy and harrowed track at Churchill Downs.

Amoss said he is satisfied with how Mylute came out of his fifth-place finish in the Kentucky Derby and that after consulting with the colt’s owners, they have agreed to run in the Preakness, which is set for next Saturday, May 18, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

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Mylute is owned by the Gold Mark Farm of  T. Paul Bulmahn and the Whisper Hill Farm of Mandy Pope.

Amoss said Mylute will be on the Tex Sutton charter flight that will transport many of the Churchill-based horses to Baltimore early Wednesday. He added the colt most likely would breeze Monday at Churchill, although that is dependent on weather and track conditions.

Mylute will be ridden again by Rosie Napravnik in the 1 3/16-mile Preakness. The colt was beaten just two heads for third by Revolutionary and Normandy Invasion in the May 4 Derby at Churchill. He received a career-best Beyer Speed Figure of 99.

Orb won the Derby by 2 1/2 lengths and is expected to be a solid favorite in the second jewel of the Triple Crown.