Thursday, February 24 2011
To Honor and Serve Draws No. 7 Post in Saturday’s Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - The ‘Road’ to the 2011 Kentucky Derby (G1) grows wider and faster Saturday at Gulfstream Park as Live Oak Plantation’s To Honor and Serve makes his 3-year-old debut as the solid favorite in the $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) at 1 1/8 miles with John Velazquez aboard for trainer Bill Mott.
They teamed up to win the nine-furlong Remsen Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct by two lengths last out on Nov. 27 in a performance that stamped him with most observers as at least second best of his crop behind undefeated Eclipse champion Uncle Mo, the latter expected to make his first start of the year in the Timely Writer overnight stakes at Gulfstream on Sat., Mar. 12.
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