Report: Green Light Go out of Fountain of Youth, new contender in

Report: Green Light Go out of Fountain of Youth, new contender in
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Stronach Stables' homebred Green Light Go spiked a fever on Tuesday and will not run Saturday in Gulfstream Park's Fountain of Youth (G2) as expected, the Daily Racing Form's Mike Welsch reports.

Green Light Go returned from a nearly four-month layoff on Feb. 1 in the seven-furlong Swale Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream where was third. Jerkens expressed content with the effort given the layoff, calling it something he "can build on."

This setback, however, means Green Light Go will enter March without a race yet around two turns. Previously, the Hard Spun colt opened his career 2-for-2, winning the Saratoga Special (G2), and ran third behind Tiz the Law in Belmont Park's Champagne Stakes (G1).

If Green Light Go recovers quickly enough, the east coast has two March 7 stops on the road to the 2020 Kentucky Derby in the Gotham (G3) at Aqueduct and Tampa Bay Derby (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs.

Green Light Go is currently trading at 100-1 to win the Kentucky Derby at William Hill. 

In another development, Welsch reported that the maiden My First Grammy has joined the Fountain of Youth's prospective field. Amador Sanchez trains the son of Curlin, who debuted with a sixth-place finish in Gulfstream's Nov. 30 Smooth Air Stakes before finishing third most recently in a Dec. 28 maiden special weight event.

Entries will be taken Wednesday for the 1 1/16-mile Fountain of Youth, in which Dennis' Moment is the likely favorite.

2020 Fountain of Youth (G2)

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