05/05/2009 11:00PM

Terrain and Musket Man will run


Terrain, who was fourth in the Blue Grass Stakes in his last start, and Musket Man, third in the Kentucky Derby, both were confirmed on Wednesday as starters in the 134th Preakness Stakes on May 16 at Pimlico.

Terrain was also being considered for the Lone Star Derby this Saturday.

"He's going to the Preakness. He did not get on the plane to Texas this morning," Al Stall Jr., the trainer of Terrain, said Wednesday morning from Churchill Downs.

Terrain bypassed the Kentucky Derby.

"Best-case scenario, we could have run second, and that's with a great trip," Stall said. "When it's over and done with, we've got a horse who's bright and fresh and not cut up. We're OK."

Stall said he had yet to choose a jockey for the Preakness.

The decision to run Musket Man in the Preakness set off a round of jockey juggling. Eibar Coa, who rode Musket Man in the Derby, is sticking with him. To do so, though, Coa had to give up the mount on the speedy Big Drama. John Velazquez snapped up that choice mount. In addition, Edgar Prado will ride Take the Points.

The connections of European raider Sky Gate said it was "doubtful" he would run in the Preakness.

- additional reporting by David Grening