The Haiku Handicapper: Fountain of Youth Stakes

One day, two big preps
Flipped a coin, this race was tails
Best do what it says

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#1 – Bee Cee Cee
Hits board, but way back
A tier below Florida’s best
Look for a step back

#2 – Theregoesjojo
Rough trip in Bashford
Long layoffs will need shortened
Needs to prove his class

#3 – Notonthesamepage
Looks like a quick read
Distance tries not his best work
In shape to improve

#4 – Take the Points
Left Florida behind
For Sham wow in southern Cal
Scratch from your programs

#5 – Jack Spratt
Jack jumping in class
Handles distance, but on turf
This isn’t his race

#6 – Rocketing Returns
Outrun in last start
Poor returns on bigger stage
Not a big time horse

#7 – Beethoven
Closer runs best long
Can he bounce back from last start?
A threat with clean trip

#8 – Break Water Edison
Last start not so great
Hit or miss in graded stakes
Derby hopes at risk?

#9 – Capt. Candyman Can
Distance, class no sweat
Lone graded winner at three
Should run third at worst

#10 – Taqarub
Garcia’s choice mount
Quick starter, won’t be alone
Wins big or burns out

#11 – Quality Road
A Virginia-bred
Raw, but love his sire, works
Could crack exotics

#12 – This Ones for Phil
Came alive last out
Can Dutrow bump keep going?
Not a believer

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Who’s on my ticket?
The Fountain’s spiked with Captain
Seven, eleven


Filed under The Haiku Handicapper, Triple Crown

2 responses to “The Haiku Handicapper: Fountain of Youth Stakes

  1. Mclaughlin, Garcia
    Candyman Can, winter end
    Beethoven two turns

  2. mibredclaimer

    Wind Gatherer,
    It was hard for me to keep Taqarub out of the money, but with at least three other early speed horses in the race, he’ll have to really work to win running his race. If he does it, he’ll shoot up my Derby board like a rocket, but I want to see it first.

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