Fountain of Youth Stakes
Date/Track: 2/21/2015, Gulfstream Park
Post Time: 5:30 PM ET
Distance: 1 1/16 m (Dirt)
1 – Juan and Bina
2 – Bluegrass Singer
3 – Frammento
4 – Gorgeous Bird
5 – Itsaknockout
6 – Frosted
7 – Upstart
8 – Danny Boy
For #1 Juan and Bina, #2 Bluegrass Singer, #3 Frammento, #6 Frosted and #7 Upstart this will be a repeat of the Holy Bull (see Video):
The 8/5 odds favorite - Upstart is considered one the early favorites for the Triple Crown – as he has won 3 out of 5 attempts and finished 3rd in the Breeders Cup Juvenile (behind Texas Red and Carpe Diem).
Even if Upstart were to come out flat --- #6 Frosted is a quality contender and I would be very surprised to see someone from the field upset both of these horses.
#5 Itsaknockout currently has 4/1 odds and is undefeated after 2 races – however this seems like a HUGE leap in competition for this horse.
The same could be said for #4 Gorgeous Bird who is currently sitting at 6/1, and has two victories in three attempts.
Outside of using Upstart in a Pick 3 or Pick 4 --- I’m not crazy about putting money on this one -- just sit back and watch some great Thoroughbreds run.
A quick glance at Gulfstream Park - here is my Pick 3 – beginning with Race 9: