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BALTIMORE -- Early Saturday morning, Shug McGaughey was walking back and forth in front of the stakes barn at Pimlico. The trainer of Orb said he had experienced a variety of emotions during the week, and those mixed feelings remained as the race drew near. "Im thrilled and excited to be in this position," he said. "I am also a bit nervous." As well he should be. With Orb, McGaughey became a Kentucky Derby winner for the first time. With his first career victory in the Preakness, the 62-year-old would keep alive his bid to win the Triple Crown -- a feat that hasnt been accomplished since Affirmed in 1978. Asked whether hes allowed himself to think about the enormity of his situation, McGaughey said, "I try not to, but I wouldnt be telling you the truth if I told you I hadnt. Ive been reminded about it quite a bit. Id like to get by today and get back to Belmont and give it a whirl." Regardless of how Orb fared Saturday, McGaughey would always have the memory of keeping his horse in Stall 40, reserved annually for the Kentucky Derby winner. "Its a thrill to have the Derby winner and to be able to come into that stall," McGaughey said. "Its got a lot of significance. The last time I was here was in 1989. I had the favourite (Easy Goer) but there was another horse in that stall. I wanted to be in that stall." ------ BAFFERT HOPEFUL: Five-time Preakness winner Bob Baffert revealed the secret to his success Saturday. "Ive brought some really good horses," he said. "If you bring the best horse, you usually win." Standing outside the stakes barn nearly 10 hours before the Preakness, Baffert acknowledged that his entrant, Govenor Charlie, didnt have the credentials of the competition in the nine-horse field. "Hes never run against this calibre of horses before, so its going to be a big step up for him," the Hall of Fame trainer said. "But he looks like hes up for it. Hes working well and looks happy." Govenor Charlie came in with only three career races on his ledger. He won twice, including the Grade 3 Sunland Derby on March 24. Whether that prepared the dark brown colt for the Preakness remained to be seen. "Were going to learn more about the horse today," Baffert said. "Hes a lightly raced horse but hes doing well. Its going to be a class check. Hes bred for it; well see what the pace is." ------ RETURN TO BALTIMORE: With three horses in the field, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas didnt get much time to enjoy Baltimore, one of his favourite cities in the country. "I was talking to my girlfriend and said that its really unfair that Im not able to run you down to the (Inner) Harbor and let you see some of the sights and do some of the stuff that Baltimore has to offer," he said Saturday. "I said maybe when we dont have so much going on, or if I have only one (horse) in and we dont have to be so tied to the barn, if youll come back well try to do a little more." Standing in front of the corner stall that has become his usual spot at Pimlico for the Preakness, the 77-year-old Lukas hoped the work he put in this week would translate to success in the Preakness. "When you get to the last day like this, some years you say, Man, I wish I had another week. And other times you say, I wish we ran him last Saturday. I felt great about them a week ago," he said. "You hope everything has just fallen in place, but you also have to think about what could go wrong. You analyze that a little bit. Its so unpredictable. But if youre real comfortable as a trainer that youve done almost everything you can, then all you have to do is worry about if the rider is in the same zone with you." Toward that end, Lukas switched two jockeys for the Preakness. Mike Smith was to ride Will Take Charge, who finished eighth in the Kentucky Derby, and Julien Leparoux took over on long shot Titletown Five, who came in fourth in the Derby Trial Stakes. Gary Stevens will remain aboard Oxbow, who finished sixth in the Derby. ------ HISTORY LESSON? : In his bid to win the Preakness for the second year in a row, trainer Doug ONeill planned to review old tapes of the race with jockey Kevin Krigger. "I think its good for Kevin," said ONeill, who entered Goldencents this year after winning with Ill Have Another in 2012. "Probably he needs my input like a hole in the head, but I think its something where these tracks are all a little bit different. Here the turns are tighter; the stretch is a little bit shorter. Watching the past runnings of the Preakness can only be beneficial." Krigger was seeking to become the first African-American jockey to win the race since 1898. "You can never look at these old Preaknesses too many times," Krigger said. 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