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Promises Fulfilled Posts Upset In Fountain Of Youth

By Margaret Ransom

Promises Fulfilled wins the 2018 Fountain of Youth Stakes (GII) at Gulfstream Park under Irad Ortiz Jr., 3/3/18. Photo: Gulfstream Park

Robert J. Baron’s Promises Fulfilled broke smartly from the far outside post position (10), sped to the lead and never looked back, cruising to a to a 2 ¼-length score in the $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes (GII) at Gulfstream Park under jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. In doing so, the Dale Romans trainee picked up 50 points to make the gate for the May 5 Kentucky Derby (GI), bringing his total to 51, thanks to the one point he earned for finishing third in the Kentucky Jockey Club (GII) Stakes last November. He now sits second behind Bravazo (54) on the list of Derby point-earners.

The son of 2011 Preakness Stakes (GI) hero Shackleford logged splits of :23.80, :48.39, 1:12.60 — with Strike Power, Storm Runner and champion Good Magic stalking about a length behind waiting for the leader to… (more)

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