by Maryland Jockey Club Press Office | 05.04.2021 | 3:01pm
King Fury galloping at Churchill Downs on Friday, April 23
Trainer Kenny McPeek took Lexington (G3) winner King Fury out of consideration for the 146th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico, reporting Tuesday that the temperature that had knocked him out of the Kentucky Derby (G1) has flared back up.
“There’s no way to make the Preakness,” he said. “It’s a no-brainer.”
McPeek said that King Fury had a “significant cough” Tuesday morning.
King Fury, who earned his way into the Kentucky Derby with an impressive victory in the Lexington at Keeneland, was withdrawn from the Run for the Roses the day before the race.
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