Normally, the second wave of 3-year-olds doesn’t hit the shore all at
once in a grade I, $750,000 race, but Gulfstream’s decision to run the
Florida Derby (gr. I) six weeks before the Kentucky Derby Presented by
Yum! Brands (gr. I), has chased a number of the top 3-year-olds out of
town, including the first three finishers of the Fountain of Youth
Stakes (gr. II), leaving only a couple of proven stakes horses and a
slew of allowance or maiden winners staring at a potential grade I gift.