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Mar 04, 2005

Three-year-olds at Gulfstream

By: SPORTS NETWORK


Hallandale, FL (Sports Network) - A pair of stakes races for Kentucky Derby

hopefuls are on tap for Saturday at Gulfstream Park. The $300,000 Fountain of

Youth and the $150,000 Swale Stakes will be contested on the south Florida track.

The 1 1/8 mile Fountain of Youth has 11 starters with ten betting interests. The

 Swale Stakes at 7 furlongs also has attracted 11 thoroughbreds.

Among those entered in the Fountain of Youth are Turf Paradise Derby winner

General John B with Jose Santos riding. The gelding will start from post three for

 owner Ross McLeod and trainer Roger Stein. The three-year-old began his 2005

campaign with a third place finish in the San Miguel Stakes at Santa Anita.

The Ken McPeek trained entry of Kansas City Boy and Wild Desert will break from

 posts two and nine, respectively. This year Kansas City Boy has already posted a

third place finish in the Lecomte Stakes at the Fair Grounds and last time out was

 second in the Holy Bull at Gulfstream. Kansas City Boy will have Brice Blanc in the

 saddle.

Wild Desert will be making his 2005 debut Saturday for new majority owner

Daniel Borislow. Wild Desert closed 2004 with a third place finish in the Kentucky

 Juvenile. He will be ridden by Pat Day.

Aventura Stakes winner High Fly will be ridden by Jerry Bailey for trainer Nick Zito.

 High Fly will start from post seven. He is coming off a third place finish in the

Holy Bull Stakes.

Completing the field for the Fountain of Youth Stakes are B.B. Best, Park Avenue Ball,

 Papi Chullo, Defer, Bandini, Dearest Mon and Natural Phenomenon.

Topping the Swale Stakes is Sunshine Millions Dash winner Lost in the Fog.

Lost in the Fog has won all three starts for earnings of $137,500. The colt will

 be ridden by Russell Baze from the outside post.

The complete field for the Swale in post position order is What's Up Dude,

Santana Strings, Around The Cape, B Trick, Port Town, Straight Line,

Up Like Thunder, Evil Minister, More Smoke, United and Lost in the Fog.

Both the Fountain of Youth and Swale Stakes are stepping stones to the Florida Derby

 on April 2.



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