‘So Far, So Good’ for King Fury’s Preakness Prospects
At 0h02, on May 4, 2021 • By PIMLICO
Trainer Kenny McPeek, who saddled filly Swiss Skydiver for a gutsy victory over Kentucky Derby victor Authentic in the 2020 Preakness (G1) last October, is hoping to be back at Pimlico for this year’s Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown with stretch-running King Fury. The Lexington Stakes (G3) winner was scratched Friday from the Kentucky Derby after spiking a temperature.
With the Churchill Downs track sloppy following an overnight rain, King Fury had a walk day Monday with his temperature back to normal. “So far so good,” said assistant trainer Greg Geier.
McPeek called the temperature spike ‘a one-off deal’ Sunday, reporting that the son of Curlin had responded quickly to treatment and had good energy on Derby Day.