LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Mylute will run in next weekend's Preakness Stakes, giving Rosie Napravnik a chance to become the first female jockey to win the middle jewel of the Triple Crown.
Trainer Tom Amoss says he talked with Mylute's owners and they decided to take on Kentucky Derby winner Orb next Saturday at Pimlico. Mylute finished fifth in the Derby, giving Napravnik the highest finish by a woman rider in that race.
Amoss says Mylute will fly to Baltimore on Wednesday.
The decision to run was made after Mylute jogged a mile and galloped two miles over a muddy track at Churchill Downs on Saturday.
Other Preakness candidates at Churchill Downs galloped on Saturday, including Departing, Governor Charlie, Oxbow, Will Take Charge and Titletown Five.
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