After winning the Holy Bull (gr. III) and Fountain of Youth Stakes early in his 3-year-old season, Booklet was considered the best of his Florida division earlier this year. But he disappointed in a pair of 1 1/8-mile efforts, the Florida Derby when he was fourth, and in the Blue Grass Stakes (both gr. I), when he was second. Owner John Oxley and Ward opted to skip the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) as a result.Booklet has won six of 10 career starts with career earnings of $729,700.
Fountain of Youth (gr. I) winner Booklet, out of action since finishing next to last in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 18, is entered on Tuesday in the eighth race at Churchill Downs. Booklet is the 2-to-1 morning-line favorite for the $59,500 one-mile allowance test for 3-year-olds and up. The Florida-bred son of Notebook is being pointed for a winter campaign at Gulfstream Park by trainer John Ward Jr.