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.

[2013 PREAKNESS FIELD: Probable starters and early odds]

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.

Phil Schneider More than 1 year ago
ORB, goes to the Belmont with a chance for the Triple. Sure would like him to take both!
Mark Scheider More than 1 year ago
Ragozins back him as a contender. More than likely not on top but very solid chance at late involvement. Not opinion, evidence.
Thomas Cook More than 1 year ago
Outside chance. He did finish well in Derby but hung a little. Did have a bad trip first half. Maybe.
StockPicker More than 1 year ago
Mylute was crowded at the start and was forced to steady. With a smaller field and a dry track there should be lots of running room.
Glenn Canady More than 1 year ago
Rosie gives this horse a Exotics chance. I will add
reggie More than 1 year ago
My Lute would have had better shot in the derby with Shaun.
Mark Scheider More than 1 year ago
ok
reggie More than 1 year ago
Shaun rode 5 straight winners at Churchill yesterday for 5 different trainers.
Mark Scheider More than 1 year ago
So that means he would have won the Kentucky Derby on Mylute?
Mark Scheider More than 1 year ago
And Napravnik finished 1st,2nd or 3rd in five races on the same card.
Vince Raneri More than 1 year ago
Mylute has a good chance with no mud was my Derby longshot pick before the muddy cousrse
Dave More than 1 year ago
Based on breeding you should have liked him more in the mud before the Derby. He looked like he enjoyed it. If he wasn't handling the track he wouldn't have made that run at the end.
myjockwon More than 1 year ago
The owners of Mylute have all the right to try the Preakness are they suppose to just let Orb run by himself thats why they have long shots an Rosie started her career at Pimlico.
bill n More than 1 year ago
Oh great, now I am going to have to hear about Rosie all week.
myjockwon More than 1 year ago
maybe you should try another sport if you don't want to her about her
B More than 1 year ago
Maybe Bill N is entitled to his own opinion like all of us without being attacked. He has a right not to care for her. I personally don't think one way or the other about her. She's a solid jock on a good horse like so many others.
bill n More than 1 year ago
Yeah really than you B. You act like I have to say I love her and say she is pretty, when she is average.
bill n More than 1 year ago
That should have read "Thank you B."
Sam More than 1 year ago
I don't think he said that at all. I think you're too touchy
Harvey Savitsky More than 1 year ago
I think 'Jock' should concentrate more on his grammar and spelling!