Workers hit track at Churchill

Updated: May 13, 2013, 11:59 AM ET
By Steve Haskin | Bloodhorse



Mylute and Will Take Charge, the respective fifth- and eighth-place finishers in the Kentucky Derby, breezed at Churchill Downs May 13 in their final preparations for the May 18 Preakness Stakes.

Will Take Charge, one of three probable Preakness starters for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, breezed four furlongs in :48 1/5, with fractional splits of :12 3/5, :24 1/5, and :36 for three-eighths of a mile.

The Willis Horton-owned son of Unbridled's Song has a record of 3-1-0 from eight starts with $545,371 in earnings. He won the Smarty Jones and Rebel Stakes, both at Oaklawn Park.

Will Take Charge and stablemates Oxbow and Titletown Five are scheduled to ship via van to Maryland May 14.

Meanwhile, GoldMark Farm and Whisper Hill Farm's Mylute breezed four furlongs at Churchill in :49 3/5, with splits of :12 4/5 and :24 4/5. The son of Midnight Lute who has won two of 10 starts and earned $477,695 for trainer Tom Amoss galloped out five furlongs in 1:04 2/5.