Fountain of Youth Field Not Yet Set

The Fountain of Youth Stakes is considered one of the biggest prep races for the Kentucky Derby. This for the reason the winner of the race will earn enough points to qualify for the Kentucky Derby. Also receive a $400,000 purse. You, read that correct. $400,000 purse!

Despite the prestige of the race, the field for this year’s race hasn’t been set. Even though we are only a few days away from it.

Maximus Mischief, who has won three of his four races and finished third in the fourth race, was considered one of the top contenders. This, going into the race. However, he has been pulled out by trainer Butch Reid, who wasn’t happy with what he saw during Sunday’s workout. He told reporters that Maximus Mischief “just kind of went through the motions.”

Mihos is another early contender to win the race. This horse was also pulled out of the race, according to Don Little Jr., president of owner Centennial Farms.

Tampa Bay Derby

Fountain of Youth Tampa Bay Derby

Global Campaign, the sibling to last year’s early Derby favorite Bolt d’Oro, is expected to enter the Fountain of Youth. However, might opt out of the race in favor of next week’s Tampa Bay Derby. He has won the two races he has been entered in and will be considered a favorite to win the Derby if he wins this race.

Josie Carroll’s Avie’s Flatter is another contender that is expected to run at the Fountain of Youth stakes. However, like Global Campaign, he could be held out of this week’s race in favor of next week’s Tampa Bay Derby. He has won three of the four races he was entered in and finished fourth in his only G1 race.

Hidden Scroll made his debut in January and won his maiden race, is listed as probable to run at the Fountain of Youth Stakes. The official list of entrants will be released later in the week.

March 4, 2019 by : Posted in favorites No Comments

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