Feb. 23 Racing News

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8:58 am EST

To Honor or To Serve? Question Looms in FOY
Will the highly-regarded To Honor and Serve come out running or will he be subservient in his first start of the year? The colt makes his 3-year-old debut as the solid favorite in the 1 1/8-mile, Grade II Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes with John Velazquez aboard for trainer Bill Mott. More....

Gourmet Dinner Blows Out Three for FOY
Notable on the Gulfstream Park's worktab this morning was Gourmet Dinner, who had a sharp three-furlong blowout in :34.80. More....

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Today on the Subscription Page, I posted NOTES. There's a short comment about Uncle Mo's next race, something surprising about the fractions in the Risen Star Stakes, seven impressions of the Southwest Stakes, and my take on The Factor and the San Vicente Stakes.


Weekend Just Around the Corner
Entries close today for Saturdays' stakes races at Gulfstream Park, the 1 1/18-mile, Grade II Fountain of Youth and the seven-furlong, Grade II Hutcheson Stakes. The Fountain of Youth is worth $400,000; the Hutcheson has a purse of $150,000.

Probables for the races listed by Gulfstream Park are:
Fountain of Youth--Casper's Touch (Worth Watching), Gourmet Dinner (Looking Good), Racing Aptitude, Shackleford (Worth Watching), Soldat (Looking Good) and To Honor and Serve (Looking Good). Dialed In (Looking Good) will sit it out.

Hutcheson Stakes--Arch Traveler, Black N Beauty (Worth Watching), Crossbow (Worth Watching), Determinato (Just In Case), Manicero (Worth Watching), Madman Diaries (Just In Case).

The Borderland Derby doesn't look to have any Kentucky Derby implications. Only one entry in the race is nominated to the Triple Crown, and he's still a maiden in the Steve Asmussen barn.