Horse Racing Odds - Fountain of Youth Stakes Race Preview


Gulfstream Park's second to last major race for three-year olds before the Kentucky Derby takes place this Saturday, and there's no question that the overwhelming favorite of the Fountain of Youth Stakes should punch his ticket to Churchill Downs come the first week of May by claiming these 50 Kentucky Derby Points.

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1: Fellowship 20/1
2: Zulu 3/1
3: Golden Ray 30/1
4: Awesome Speed 4/1
5: Awesome Banner 7/2
6: Mohaymen 6/5

For all intents and purposes, Mohaymen is the reason why this field is so small. He's an undefeated pony and is the odds on favorite here at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, but he also is going against a field which is better than any he's faced yet in his young career.

Zulu, Awesome Speed and Awesome Banner are all definite contenders to win the Fountain of Youth Stakes, though the race for second might end up being every bit as important as the race for the win, knowing that there are 20 Derby Points which go to the colt who places and 10 to he who shows.


Mohaymen is amongst the favorites to win the Kentucky Derby for a reason. He's a perfect 4-for-4 in his career, and it's really almost insulting to us that he isn't the odds on favorite to win this race. A price of 6 to 5 is quite good no matter who he's up against, particularly in a field with just five other contenders.

Mohaymen is going to start this race fast and very likely be either in the lead or just off of it by the first turn. The outside post is a bit of a concern, but in a six-horse field, it isn't that big of a deal to get inside in a hurry. He's yet to do anything but stretch out leads in his career, and he's been training really well, breezing four furlongs in 49 and 3 just last weekend.


It's worth remembering that Mohaymen isn't the only undefeated colt in this field. Awesome Banner has yet to lose as well, and he loves this track at Gulfstream Park. He's won all three of his races, including the Grade 2 Swale Stakes here in January.

The big issue we have with Awesome Banner is that we think he's overachieved. He has a no-name jockey in Jose Caraballo, and his trainer, Stanley Gold isn't one known for his work with Triple Crown contending horses.

However, winning all three races and posting at least 97 Beyer Speed Ratings in all three should at least give cause for an eyebrow or two to raise.


We've yet to mention the fact that Zulu is also undefeated at 2-0, albeit against two poor fields, and it's not like Awesome Speed, who has won three of his four career starts is a slouch either.

Still, the remaining ponies in this field are second best to Mohaymen. This has the potential to be an incredibly fast race, but we wouldn't be shocked to see the Kentucky Derby favorite ultimately turn something like a 105 Beyer Speed Rating.

If he does that, there isn't a three-year colt in this field – and maybe not in the entire world – that could catch him.

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