The filly Rachel Alexandra apparently
will get her shot to run with the boys in the Preakness.
Mine That Bird owner Mark Allen said Monday he wouldn't enter
colt Indy Express into the second jewel of the Triple Crown. That
clears the way for the Kentucky Oaks winner to enter the field of
14 for Saturday's race at Pimlico.
Allen had considered entering Indy Express - winless in nine
career starts - over the weekend to take a spot from Rachel
Alexandra, but he reconsidered after talking to Mine That Bird
trainer Bennie Woolley Jr. and co-owner Leonard Blach.
The race is limited to 14 starters, with preference given to
those already pre-nominated to the Triple Crown.