First Samurai can answer the question of his distance capability and establish himself as the leading contender in Florida for the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with a winning performance in the $300,000 Fountain of Youth (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park Saturday.
- Bay Gelding
- Born 2003
The journey on the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) Trail officially began last weekend, and although none of the major stars were in action, there were enough solid performances – both gutsy and explosive -- to start the year off in a positive way.
Doctor Decherd commenced a strong rally entering the lane to nip Itsallboutthechase by a nose in a head-bobbing stretch duel to capture Saturday's fifth running of the $125,000 Aventura Stakes, the opening leg of this year's Florida Derby (gr. I) series for 3-year-olds.
|Trainer||Garry W. Simms|
|Jockey||Leandro R. Goncalves|
|Owner||Burr Travis Racing, IV (Burr J. Travis)|
|Breeder||Stephen E. Johnson|
|Itsallboutthechase View Five-Cross Pedigree||Devil His Due||Devil's Bag|
|Wild Goose Chase||Dynaformer|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Burr J. Travis||Margaux Farm, agent||$50,000|