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Market King Joins Preakness Fray

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Market King | Coady

Robert Baker and William Mack’s Market King (Into Mischief) has been added to the list of contenders for Saturday’s GI Preakness S. Trained by D. Wayne Lukas, the bay colt was third behind Omaha Beach (War Front) and Game Winner (Candy Ride {Arg}) in the Mar. 16 GII Rebel S. and was most recently 11th in the Apr. 6 GII Toyota Blue Grass S. at Keeneland.

The decision to target the Preakness came after Market King worked five furlongs at Churchill Downs Saturday in 1:00.40 (3/31).

“He’s training excellent,” Lukas said.

The addition of Market King pushes the expected Preakness field to 12 horses, the largest field since 14 competed in 2011. He joins previously confirmed Preakness contenders: Alwaysmining (Stay Thirsty), Anothertwistafate (Scat Daddy), Bodexpress (Bodemeister), Bourbon War (Tapit), Improbable (City Zip), Laughing Fox (Union Rags), Owendale (Into Mischief), Signalman (General Quarters), War of Will (War Front), Win Win Win (Hat Trick {Jpn}) and Warrior’s Charge (Munnings).

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