Updated on 09/18/2011 12:57AM

Rematch in store for Preakness

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Barbaro earned a 111 Beyer Speed Figure in the Kentucky Derby.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The top three choices from the on May 20 at Pimlico, their respective trainers said Sunday morning at Churchill Downs.

Barbaro, who was the second choice, "looks bright," his trainer, Michael Matz, said Sunday morning.

Barbaro was scheduled to go to Matz's barn at the Fair Hill training center in Maryland on Sunday afternoon. Matz said he would likely come to Pimlico a couple of days before the Preakness.

Brother Derek, who finished in a dead-heat for fourth after a wide trip, is also going to the Preakness, as is Sweetnorthernsaint, who went off as the favorite and finished seventh after a deceptively tough trip.

Dan Hendricks, the trainer of Brother Derek, said the colt would remain at Churchill Downs until May 17, when he would fly to Baltimore. Brother Derek lost his right front shoe in the race. "It's one of the things that probably cost us second," Hendricks said. "My hat's off to the winner."

Michael Trombetta, the trainer of Sweetnorthernsaint, said Sweetnorthernsaint would return on Monday to Laurel, where he is based. He said Sweetnorthernsaint would come to Pimlico either on race day, or a few days earlier if Trombetta decides to give him a work over the Pimlico track. Sweetnorthernsaint was bumped solidly at the start, made a prolonged, mid-race move to enter contention, then understandably flattened out late. "He passed a lot of horses," Trombetta said.

Barbaro, along with Brother Derek and Sweetnorthernsaint, all were grazing outside Churchill's Barn 42 on Sunday morning and appeared in good condition.

Lawyer Ron, who finished 12th in the Derby, is also likely to go to the Preakness.

Jazil, who finished in a deadheat with Brother Derek for fourth, is possible for the Preakness, according to Pimlico publicist Mike Gathagan. Others expected for the Preakness are Like Now, Bernardini, and Simon Pure, all of whom skipped the Derby.

Bluegrass Cat, who was second in the Derby, and Steppenwolfer, who was third, will await the June 10 Belmont Stakes, the third leg of the Triple Crown, their trainers said Sunday.