“Yesterday the break was good, the traffic was a little rough, and when the jockey got him out, the horse was running fine,” trainer Antonio Sano said Sunday morning. “I am proud of my horse. I’m happy for all the support people give me. I’m excited for another chance to win the GI Kentucky Derby. ”
The simplification earned 50 Derby qualifying points for his extended 3-2 win at Gulfstream Saturday and gave Sano his second Fountain of Youth win after Gunnevera (dialed2017’s score).
Fountain of Youth Runner-up During the due (Not this time) has exited the race in good order, but the connections will be waiting to pick out a next start for the pony.
“We always thought he was a nice horse,” coach Kelly Breen said of In Due Time. “We were contemplating going to Tampa, but I wanted to stay here in the surroundings he was used to and because of his love of the track, it’s not that he didn’t like any other track. Why do anything different? I think he ran a reliable race with a nice field of horses. ”
Breen continued, “Where do we go from here? I’ll wait for him to get back on track and see how he trains. The Florida Derby is happening in our backyard, but I won’t say anything until I talk to the owners and come up with a play plan. ”
Also likely for the Florida Derby is O captain (Carpe Diem), who finished third in the Fountain of Youth with a long shot record of 87-1.
“We were expecting him to run a big race. He trained really well for it,” says Gustavo Delgado, Jr., assistant to his father Gustavo Delgado, Sr.. “We knew he was going to love miles and sixteen because of his family.”
Junior Alvarado and Joel Rosario, who are not covered while riding Tall oak wood (Gormley) and Galt (Medaglia d’Oro), which in turn fell into a residential intersection in the Fountain of Youth, escaping serious injuries. Alvarado took off as scheduled on Sunday, but is expected to return to action for Wednesday’s show at Gulfstream. Both horses also escaped injury.