Update: Possible starters for Preakness field

The Preakness field remains in flux as of Tuesday and more contenders have added their names to the list.

Trainer D. Wayne Lukas has three possible starters in Will Take Charge, Oxbow, and Titletown Five. Titletown Five was added after he worked four furlongs in :47.60 at Churchill Downs Tuesday.

“He has been doing so well lately and today just highlighted that,” Lukas said in a Pimlico report. “It was a brilliant work and a great gallop out. I just thought that it was a good spot maybe to try him. He’s an exceptional horse He’s very talented with good tactical speed. He’ll make some noise there.”

Goldencents is on the scene at Pimlico

Goldencents is on the scene at Pimlico

Goldencents arrived at Pimlico at 1:30 a.m. and walked the shedrow at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Goldencents, who finished 17th in the Derby, is slated to work at Pimlico on Monday with jockey Kevin Krigger.

Trainer Shug McGaughey said all is well with Derby winner Orb, who walked under tack at Belmont Tuesday. He is expected to take to the Belmont track on Wednesday.

One of the more intriguing Preakness challengers, Illinois Derby winner Departing, is training at Churchill Downs and will breeze over the Louisville track either Saturday or Sunday.

According to Pimlico notes, Govenor Charlie worked six furlongs for trainer Bob Baffert at Churchill Downs Tuesday morning. Working in company with Fed Biz, Govenor Charlie was clocked in 1:11 2/5 after posting fractions of :12, :23 4/5, :35 2/5 and :58 3/5 under Ricardo Santana Jr. Stakes winner Fed Biz, who was ridden by Rosie Napravnik, was also clocked in 1:11 2/5.

Mylute, who was fifth in the Derby, could return to the Churchill Downs track on Wednesday.

Fox Hill Farm reported Normandy Invasion, fourth in the Derby, is “50-50″ to run in the Preakness. The long-term goal for the son of Tapit is the Travers Stakes.

Itsmyluckyday, 15th in the Derby, will ship to Monmouth Park before traveling to Pimlico either Monday or Tuesday.

Vyjack, 18th in the Derby, is listed as possible for the Preakness.

The connections of Street Spice, fifth in the Illinois Derby, said they will make a decision on a status of their colt for the Preakness after he works this weekend.



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