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Preakness Stakes favorite and Bob Baffert-trained horse ruled out after spiking a fever

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Mystik Dan’s chances of winning the second leg of the Triple Crown are looking better after it was announced on Wednesday that Preakness favorite Muth was ruled out of the upcoming race due to a fever. 

The Bob Baffert-trained horse spiked a "high fever," and as a result, Zedan Racing Stables announced Muth was scratched from the 149th running of the Preakness Stakes on Saturday. 

Muth is seen on the track in preparation for the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, on Nov. 1, 2023. (Horsephotos/Getty Images)

"We are incredibly disappointed that Muth won't be able to run in the Preakness due to high fever," the group said in a statement. 

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"Based on the recommendation of our trainer, we are giving priority to the horse's long-term health and keeping him from this race. We expect Muth to fully recover soon."

Baffert, who was not eligible to enter a horse at the Kentucky Derby because of his ban at Churchill Downs, will still be at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore this weekend with Imagination, who is also owned by Zedan Racing Stables.

Muth opened as the 8-5 favorite, ahead of Mystik Dan at 5-2. Baffert said the horse was ruled out after reaching a temperature of 103 degrees Fahrenheit roughly 12 hours after arriving at the racecourse.

Trainer Bob Baffert looks on after winning the Sir Barton Stakes with jockey John Velazquez and horse Arabian Lion ahead of the 148th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on May 20, 2023. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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