Buddy's Saint

Buddy's Saint

Hirsch Thoroughbred Management

Buddy's Saint Works 6 Furlongs at Gulfstream

Kingfield Stable runner set to make his 2010 debut in Fountain of Youth (gr. II).

(Edited Gulfstream Park press release)

Kingfield Stable’s Buddy's Saint worked six furlongs in 1:13 2/5 Feb. 14 at Gulfstream Park in South Florida for trainer Bruce Levine. The Remsen Stakes (gr. II) winner got a final drill ahead of his highly-anticipated 3-year-old debut in the $250,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 20.

Buddy’s Saint was caught in fractions of :12 3/5, :25 2/5, and :49 2/5 along the way after posting a "bullet" six furlongs at Gulfstream in 1:12 2/5. Feb. 6 The $100,000 Keeneland September yearling by Saint Liam won the nine-furlong Remsen at Aqueduct by 4 ¾ lengths last November.

“He worked really good, but didn't go super fast,” said Levine. “He went 13 and change and I was really happy with it… just what I was looking for. He galloped out really good in 27 (seven furlongs). It wasn't super fast, but he couldn't work any better. We’re on schedule. He’ll have a couple gallops this week and that’s it. Everything is behind us now.”

Other probable/possible starters in the Fountain of Youth working Feb. 14 were Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Pleasant Prince, five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 at Gulfstream for trainer Mike Maker, and Dogwood Stable’s Aikenite , who went five-eighths in 1:00 3/5 at Palm Meadows for trainer Todd Pletcher.