The biggest development came on Thursday when the undefeated Arkansas Derby (G1) winner Nadal suffered a condylar fracture during a morning workout, an injury that will likely prompt his retirement.
Following the Louisiana Derby and looking towards this weekend’s Florida Derby, what horses have worked, won, or should be watched on the Road to the Kentucky Derby?
As with Nadal, stamina is a question mark for every Kentucky Derby contender, because until we actually see them stretch out over 1 1/4 miles, there’s no sure way to predict which horses will handle the Derby’s testing distance.
Gulfstream will host a star-studded 14-race card on Saturday. The Fountain of Youth caps the day off, and I am focusing on the late Pick 3 as a value wager.
The $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) will be run Saturday at Gulfstream Park. The 1 1/16-mile race is part of the 2020 Road to the Kentucky Derby series.
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Take one glance at Shotski’s pedigree, and it’s easy to see where this emerging Kentucky Derby (G1) contender gets his resiliency.