05/14/2006 11:00PM

Two more considered for Preakness


Greeley's Legacy, who finished fourth in both the Gotham and Lexington Stakes, might run in Saturday's $1 million Preakness, trainer George Weaver said Monday. On Sunday, Greeley's Legacy worked five furlongs in 58.69 seconds at Belmont Park, the fastest of 63 works at the distance.

Greeley's Legacy, a son of Mr. Greeley owned by Donald Flanagan, is also being considered for the $100,000 Sir Barton on the Preakness undercard or the $200,000 Peter Pan run at Belmont Park on Saturday.

"The rewards for the Preakness are so much higher than the Sir Barton," Weaver said. "Right now, I'm leaning toward the Sir Barton, but the Preakness and Peter Pan are still possibilities."

Platinum Couple, a New York-bred stakes winner, is under consideration for Saturday's $1 million Preakness Stakes, part owner Glenn Lostritto said Monday.

A son of Tale of the Cat, Platinum Couple has won 2 of 9 starts including the Damon Runyon Stakes for New York breds last Dec. 11. In three open company stakes tries this year, Platinum Couple finished third, beaten 15 3/4 lengths behind Achilles of Troy in the Count Fleet, fourth, beaten 14 3/4 lengths by Achilles of Troy in the Whirlaway and fifth, beaten 10 1/2 lengths by Bob and John in the Wood Memorial.

Platinum Couple breezed four furlongs in 51.24 seconds Monday at Belmont over a sealed, wet racetrack.

"We're going to kick it around and see how he comes out of the breeze this morning and talk about it tomorrow," said Lostritto, whose father Joseph is the trainer. "Last night, my son [Glenn Jr.] who is 9, said 'If George Mason can do it, why can't we?"

Lostritto was referring to George Mason's improbable run to the Final Four in the men's college basketball tournament.

Glenn Lostritto, who along with his sister Lee Berkowitz, brother Joseph Jr. and father comprise the ownership group Team Tristar Stable, said Platinum Couple is also under consideration to run in Saturday's $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont.