On to the Preakness for I'll Have Another

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another is off to Maryland for the second leg of the Triple Crown, and the chestnut colt isn't wasting any time heading to Maryland.

Trainer Doug O'Neill says I'll Have Another will fly from Louisville to Baltimore on Monday, making him the earliest arriving Derby winner since Monarchos showed up at Pimlico four days after his 2001 win.

O'Neill says he wants to get the colt settled in at his new home well ahead of the May 19 Preakness.

I'll Have Another will likely be seeing some of his old rivals again. Seven Derby horses could run in the 1 1-16-mile Preakness, led by runner-up Bodemeister. The other possibilities are Went the Day Well (fourth); Creative Cause (fifth); Liaison (sixth); Union Rags (seventh); Hansen (ninth); and Optimizer (11th).

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