Funny Cide to face nine in Preakness

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Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Kentucky Derby winner has been installed as the 7-5 morning line favorite for Saturday's 128th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. The Preakness is the second jewel in racing's Triple Crown. is owned by Sackatoga Stable and trained by Barclay Tagg. The three-year-old gelding will start from post nine and will be ridden by Jose Santos. This year has won $1.1 million. , the third place finisher in the Kentucky Derby, has been given the assignment of getting trainer Bobby Frankel his first Triple Crown victory. will start from post seven and is 8-5 in the program. Veteran rider Edgar Prado will ride the winner of this year's Louisiana Derby and Blue Grass Stakes. Trainer Bob Baffert has won the last two editions of the Preakness and has trained a total of four Preakness-winning three-year-olds. Owners Robert and Beverly Lewis own two Preakness Stakes titles. This year, Baffert and the Lewis' have entered Senor Swinger in the middle jewel of the Triple Crown. Senor Swinger is coming off a win on the grass in the Crown Royal American Turf Stakes at Churchill Downs. The colt will break from post 10 with Pat Day riding. Senor Swinger is 5-1 in the morning line and has won $157,408 in his career with three wins in five starts. Coupled with Senor Swinger will be Lexington Stakes winner . The three-year-old is also owned by the Lewis' and is trained by D. Wayne Lukas. Lukas has trained five Preakness Stakes winners, most recently Charismatic in 1999. , who finished 11th in the Kentucky Derby, will be ridden by Gary Stevens and start from post two. Stevens has two wins in the Preakness. In 1997, Stevens was the winning jockey on Silver Charm for Baffert and the Lewis'. Two years ago he rode Point Given to victory. Lukas also has Ten Cents a Shine running in the Preakness. Ten Cents a Shine, who was 8th in the Run for the Roses, is owned by Ken and Sarah Ramsey. Ten Cents a Shine is 15-1 in the morning line and will break from post 5 with Jerry Bailey riding. He has earned just $14,040 this year. Local runner Cherokee's Boy will attempt to at least duplicate the finish of Magic Weisner from last year. Magic Weisner was the local horse who finished a close second in the Preakness to War Emblem. Cherokee's Boy is owned by ZWP Stable and trained by Gary Capuano. He will break from post one and is 15-1 in the morning line. Maryland based jockey Ryan Fogelsonger will once again be in the saddle. Cherokee's Boy is coming off a win in the Federico Tesio Stakes at Pimlico and has won three of four starts this year for $186,000. Here is the complete field for Saturday's Preakness Stakes from the rail out: Cherokee's Boy, , Foufa's Warrior, Kissin Saint, Ten Cents a Shine, Midway Road, , New York Hero, and Senor Swinger. Missing from the Preakness Stakes is Kentucky Derby favorite . The second place finisher in the Run for the Roses is skipping Saturday's race and is being prepared for the Belmont Stakes on June 7. The weather forecast for Saturday calls for cloudy skies, light and variable winds, with a post-time temperature near 65.

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