The Eddie Plesa Jr.-trained colt will train toward a
Itsmyluckyday was the favorite in the
Then, Itsmyluckyday became a popular betting choice to beat Orb in the Derby, partly because he had run well over a sloppy track.
But Itsmyluckeyday appeared to get stuck in traffic at the Derby and, after stalking the leaders, fell back without making a challenge.
"He didn't run his race," jockey Elvis Trujillo said. "He just didn't like the track."
The Preakness field now counts five starters out of the Kentucky Derby field, with
There are also two confirmed new shooters in
Connections for two other horses considered possible for the race, Bellarmine and Fear the Kitten, have opted not to run.
Here are the confirmed starters as of 11:30 Tuesday:
Orb (First at the Kentucky Derby)
Itsmyluckyday (15th in the Derby)
Departing (First in the Illinois Derby)