BALTIMORE (AP) – Preakness favorite Bodemeister isn’t the only prominent 3-year-old Bob Baffert brought to Pimlico Race Course this week.
The Hall of Fame trainer is also looking for a victory Friday with unbeaten Mamma Kimbo in the Black-Eyed Susan, a Grade 2 race for 3-year-old fillies.
Baffert is excited about Mamma Kimbo’s chances. The race will be held a day before Baffert saddles Bodemeister in the Preakness.
Mamma Kimbo, who didn’t begin racing until this year, has won twice. A field of nine is expected, including two horses trained by Todd Pletcher.
Friday’s card also includes the Pimlico Special, which returns after a three-year absence. The $300,000 Grade 3 race has a 10-horse field, including Alternation, who takes a three-race winning streak in the Special.