Best Pal, who finished a dismal fifth in the Preakness last year but is unbeaten in 1992, will run in the Pimlico Special May 9.
He will be ridden by his regular jockey, Kent Desormeaux, who was a sensation at Maryland tracks in the late 1980s before he transferred to the rich California circuit.
Best Pal was scheduled to arrive at Pimlico Race Course today. He was flown from Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., to Louisville, Ky., yesterday. He then was transferred to a van for a 12-hour trip to Baltimore.