Updated on 09/17/2011 10:29AM

Suddenly everybody wants to run

Bobby Frankel has decided to let Peace Rules go it alone in the May 17 Preakness, saving Derby runner-up Empire Maker for the final leg of the Triple Crown, the June 7 Belmont Stakes.

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After the Triple Crown's 48-hour detour through Miami, there was a flurry of developments on Monday regarding Saturday's 128th Preakness Stakes, whose field has now swelled to as many as a dozen, including the undisputed Kentucky Derby winner, Funny Cide.

Eleven horses - including Kentucky Derby runners Funny Cide, Peace Rules, Scrimshaw, and Ten Cents a Shine - are definite for the Preakness, with one other 3-year-old, New York Hero, a possibility.

After a week of flip-flopping, trainer Bobby Frankel has decided to let Peace Rules go it alone at Pimlico Race Course, saving Derby runner-up Empire Maker for the final leg of the Triple Crown, the June 7 Belmont Stakes. Frankel said Midas Eyes, another one-time Preakness candidate, would run in either the Peter Pan Stakes or Riva Ridge Stakes at Belmont Park in his next start.

Trainer Bob Baffert also will have just one runner, Senor Swinger. Baffert said his other Preakness candidate, Indian Express, will bypass the race because of some minor swelling in a pastern. "He must have tweaked it," Baffert said Monday from Louisville. "It's nothing serious. I just wasn't able to work him."

Pat Valenzuela was going to ride Indian Express, but it did not take him long to find a replacement. Trainer D. Wayne Lukas, who already had Scrimshaw in the Preakness, on Monday decided to add Ten Cents a Shine to the line-up, and gave the mount to Valenzuela.

Foufa's Warrior, a Maryland-based runner, also was added to the field by trainer Larry Murray, who said Ramon Dominguez would have the mount.

The others expected for the 1 3/16-mile Preakness are Alysweep, Champali, Cherokee's Boy, Kissin Saint, and Midway Road.

The one they will all have to get past is Funny Cide, whose Derby victory was upheld on Monday when Churchill Downs stewards found no evidence that jockey Jose Santos had carried anything other than his whip in his right hand in the Derby. An inquiry was launched Saturday after a photograph published by The Miami Herald and an accompanying story insinuated that Santos may have carried an illegal electrical device.

If Funny Cide can add the Preakness and Belmont to his Derby victory, he will become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978, and his owners, a partnership known as Sackatoga Stable, will receive a $5 million bonus from Visa, the Triple Crown's sponsor.

Entries for the Preakness are due Wednesday morning, and post positions will be determined later in the day. The post-position draw will be in two stages, mirroring what was done at the Derby. At 11:30 Wednesday morning, a blind draw will be held to determine the draft order for post positions. Then, from 5-6 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday on ESPN, the connections of each runner will select their post position in a ceremony held at the ESPNZone in this city's Inner Harbor area.

If the 12 expected runners are entered and start, there will be 11 betting interests. Scrimshaw and Senor Swinger, both owned by Bob and Beverly Lewis, would race as an entry because of common ownership, even though they have different trainers, according to Mike Gathagan, Pimlico's director of media relations.

The Preakness will be shown live on NBC-Sports in a 90-minute telecast beginning at 5 p.m. Eastern time Saturday.

The forecast for this week in Baltimore is for unseasonably cool weather, with highs mostly in the 60's, according to the National Weather Service. There is a chance of thunderstorms predicted for Friday. Saturday is forecast as cloudy, with a high of 60 degrees.

Funny Cide was scheduled to work on Tuesday at Belmont Park. Barclay Tagg, who trains Funny Cide, has yet to decide on when Funny Cide will be sent by van to Pimlico, but he could wait until as late as race day. New York Hero also was scheduled to work Tuesday at Aqueduct.

Also scheduled for works on Tuesday were Lukas's pair of Scrimshaw and Ten Cents a Shine, both of whom are at Churchill Downs; Champali, who also is at Churchill; and Cherokee's Boy, who is stabled at Bowie.

Lukas's runners along with Champali and Senor Swinger are scheduled to be flown from Kentucky to Maryland on Wednesday. Kissin Saint and New York Hero are scheduled to be sent by van from New York on Wednesday. Peace Rules, also at Belmont Park, will not come by van until Thursday or Friday. Alysweep also will travel by van from New York.

The first Preakness horse scheduled to arrive at Pimlico is Midway Road, who was set to travel from Kentucky on Tuesday with his Neil Howard-trained stablemate Mineshaft, the expected favorite in Friday's Pimlico Special. Midway Road, a recent allowance winner at Keeneland, worked five furlongs in 1:01.20 on fast main track Monday at Churchill Downs.

Senor Swinger worked five furlongs in 1:00.40 on Monday at Churchill. It was the third-best of 30 works at the distance.

Foufa's Warrior, a stretch-runner who finished third behind the victorious Senor Swinger in the Crown Royal American Turf, worked a half-mile in 47.20 seconds on Monday at Laurel. "He breezed very nicely," said Murray, who said Dominguez was aboard for the drill. "It looks like there could be a tremendous pace in the race."

Foufa's Warrior, like Cherokee's Boy, will come to Pimlico by van the day of the Preakness.

Peace Rules, who finished third in the Derby, worked four furlongs on Sunday at Belmont Park with jockey Rudy Rodriguez. No time was recorded because Belmont was shrouded in fog, which prevented clockers from timing the drill.

Frankel said Rodriguez told him the work went well.

"He's the kind of horse you never worry about because he never does anything wrong," Frankel said. "He's never had a problem in his life. He worked great. The reason I worked him [Sunday] was because of the rain for Monday and Tuesday. Also, he works fast, so I didn't want to work him too close to the race."

Also on Sunday, Kissin Saint, who finished third behind Empire Maker and Funny Cide in the Wood Memorial, worked five furlongs in company with a stablemate. According to trainer Lisa Lewis, Kissin Saint started the work eight lengths behind a maiden stablemate and finished three in front. Richard Migliore was up for the work, for which no time was available because of the fog.

"[Migliore] said he felt great, he said he couldn't have worked any better," Lewis said. "When he asked him he took off and finished well."

- additional reporting by David Grening