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Fort Loudon Set for Gulfstream Park 'Cap

Gulfstream Park
Photo: MEC

Coming off a game and sharp triumph in the $150,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship (G3), Fort Loudon is scheduled to step up in distance and class Saturday. The Nick Zito-trained 4-year-old, who’ll be asked to stretch out from seven furlongs to a mile, is set to clash with Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner Fort Larned in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2).

“The race is ideal for him. These are the kind of races this particular horse likes to run in. Hopefully, he stays the way he was last time. I don’t see a reason why not because he’s had some great weeks,” trainer Nick Zito said.

Fort Loudon has raced twice in a one-turn mile race, a fourth-place finish in the 2011 Holy Bull (G1) at Gulfstream and a second-place finish behind Neck n Neck in the 2012 Ack Ack Handicap (G3).

Fort Loudon has run three times at the Gulfstream Park meeting, finishing second against Bahamian Squall in the $100,000 Sunshine State at six furlongs and a distant third behind Ron the Greek in the Sunshine Millions Classic at 1 1/8 miles before capturing the Gulfstream Sprint.

“He’s tough as nails. He’s going to have to be, obviously,” Zito said. “I’m happy the way he’s training and acts the way he acts. He usually comes to run all the time.”
Fort Loudon is scheduled to be in receipt of six pounds from 124-pound highweight Fort Larned in the Gulfstream Park Handicap.

“It helps him if they’re going to the wire together. If he happens to be in a head duel like he was last time, it’ll help,” Zito said. “I hope it’s between the two Forts.”

Jose Lezcano has the return mount aboard the Florida-bred son of Awesome of Course.

 

 

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