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Preakness Stakes News | Baffert Confirms Muth, Imagination For Triple Crown’s Middle Jewel
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Preakness Stakes News | Baffert Confirms Muth, Imagination For Triple Crown’s Middle Jewel

Zedan Racing Stables Inc.’s Muth and SF Racing LLC and partners’ Imagination will ship to Pimlico Race Course for the 149th Preakness Stakes (G1) May 18, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert confirmed Saturday night.

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Muth most recently captured the March 30 Arkansas Derby (G1), in which Saturday’s Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Mystik Dan finished third.

Imagination finished second behind Stronghold in the April 6 Santa Anita Derby (G1).

Baffert has saddled eight Preakness winners, including Triple Crown champions American Pharoah (2015) and Justify (2018), as well as National Treasure last year.

Muth, a son of Good Magic, and Imagination, a son of Into Mischief, breezed in company at Santa Anita Saturday, both timed in 1:11.40 for six furlongs.

The Baffert trainees are tentatively scheduled to ship from Southern California to Baltimore May 14.

From Santa Anita:

Two of Bob Baffert’s Preakness Stakes candidates, Muth and Imagination, worked six furlongs in company Saturday at Santa Anita.

Muth, working on the inside, and Imagination each earned a bullet when clocked in 1:11.40. Muth is exiting a win in the GI Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park March 30. Imagination most recently was second by a neck to Stronghold in the GI Santa Anita Derby April 6.

The Preakness Stakes is in two weeks at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. In this weekend’s Preakness Stakes Future Wager Pool, which closes at 3 p.m. PT, Muth was trading as the 7-2 favorite Saturday morning. Imagination was 19-1.

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