Wednesday, February 29 2012

Gulfstream Park News & Notes February 29, 2012

Next Stop on Road to the Derby Pending for ‘News’

Encouraged by News Pending’s second-place finish behind Union Rags in last Sunday’s $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (G2), trainer Dale Romans will go shopping for a prep that will offer the son of Harlan’s Holiday the best chance of getting into the 20-horse field for the Kentucky Derby (G1).

“We’ll just nominate him to everything out there. The next race will be important to pick up a big chunk of change,” said Romans, whose 3-year-old colt, who pressed the pace set by favored Discreet Dancer and finished second, four lengths behind Union Rags and 2 ¼ lengths clear of the pacesetter. “It’s early. We’ll see what things look like, but the Florida Derby is definitely possible.”

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