05/10/2010 12:00AM

Two finish Preakness preparations

Pleasant Prince will be ridden by Julien Leparoux in the Preakness.

Aikenite and Pleasant Prince, the second- and third-place finishers in the Derby Trial two weeks ago, tuned up for next Saturday's 135th Preakness Stakes with workouts in Kentucky on Sunday morning.

Aikenite, who has been training at Churchill Downs, breezed five furlongs in 1:01.40, a work trainer Todd Pletcher called a "standard work for him." Pletcher caught Aikenite going his final three furlongs in 23.60 seconds.

Over at Keeneland, Pleasant Prince zipped five furlongs in 59 seconds.

"He couldn't have breezed any better," said his trainer, Wesley Ward. "The track was beautiful. It was a nice, cool morning here. He breezed with two other horses, finished up with his chin to his chest."

Julien Leparoux, who will ride Pleasant Prince in the Preakness, was aboard for the drill.

Both Aikenite and Pleasant Prince are scheduled to fly to Baltimore on Wednesday with a number of horses who will be running at Pimlico next weekend. The most prominent horse on that flight will be Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, who is scheduled to have a half-mile workout on Monday morning at Churchill Downs.

Monday works are also scheduled at Churchill Downs for Preakness runners Dublin, Hurricane Ike, Northern Giant, and Yawanna Twist. A Little Warm is scheduled to work at Delaware Park.

The Preakness status of Derby favorite Lookin At Lucky is expected to be announced on Monday, too. If he runs, Martin Garcia is expected to ride, replacing Garrett Gomez, who now rides Dublin.

Entries for the Preakness will be taken on Wednesday at Pimlico, and post positions are to be drawn at the track at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The Preakness field is limited to 14 starters.