Fountain Of Youth Stakes Handicapping Picks
Horse racing gamblers are you looking for 2021 Fountain Of Youth Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping Odds…plus some predictions? Need some advice on who to take? The 2021 Fountain Of Youth Stakes is set for February 27 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Here’s a preview of our top contenders.
Fountain Of Youth Stakes Preview and Prediction
- Race: Fountain Of Youth Stakes
- Purse: $300,000
- Track: Gulfstream Park
- Date: February 27
- Post Time: 6:10 PM (ET)
- Live: Fountain Of Youth Stakes Odds: Click Here
2021 Fountain Of Youth Stakes Handicapping
A big day of racing at Gulfstream Park Saturday includes eight graded-stakes races on dirt and turf, with the highlight being the (G2) Fountain Of Youth Stakes. As a qualifying race for the 2021 Kentucky Derby, the Fountain Of Youth awards points to the top four finishers on a 50-20-10-5 scale.
Run at 1 1/16 miles on the Gulfstream Park dirt, the Fountain Of Youth will present a rematch for several runners that battled it out at the end of January in the (G3) Holy Bull Stakes.
Odds listed here are from the Gulfstream Park track handicapper.
2021 Fountain Of Youth Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Greatest Honour Race Odds: 9-5
The winner of the previously mentioned Holy Bull, Greatest Honour broke from the gate in that one near the back of the pack, made steady progress down the back stretch and then pounced coming off the turn.
From there he had a easy trip down the stretch, eventually pulling away to win by more than five lengths. That was his second consecutive win and second consecutive race to score a plus-100 Equibase speed figure. He’s the only horse in the race with two such speed scores on his resume.
Trainer Shug McGaughey has two previous Holy Bull wins. Jockey Jose Ortiz is tapped to ride.
2021 Fountain Of Youth Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Fire At Will Race Odds: 7-2
Since running sixth in his lifetime debut, the versatile Fire At Will has won three straight, both on turf and dirt.
Last out he was the decisive three-length winner of the (G1) Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at odds of 30-1. Prior to that he went wire-to-wire to win the (G2) Pilgrim Stakes on the Belmont Park grass. Now he goes back to dirt for his first start since the Breeders’ Cup in early November.
He’s trained by Michael Maker, while jockey Kendrick Camouche travels down from his New York base to ride.
2021 Fountain Of Youth Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Drain The Clock Race Odds: 5-1
If not for a broken stirrup that caused him to dump the rider three starts back, Drain The Clock could be coming into the race undefeated in five lifetime starts.
As it is he has won four of five, including last out when he cleared the field by more than 6 lengths to capture the (G3) Swale Stakes going seven furlongs on the Gulfstream dirt. Prior to that he was the 7 1/2 length winner of the Limehouse Stakes, also at Gulfstream.
The trainer is Saffie Joseph Jr., while Edgar Zayas will be in the saddle.
2021 Fountain Of Youth Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Tarantino Race Odds: 8-1
After doing a lot of the dirty work to push the early pace in the Holy Bull, Tarantino proved no match for Greatest Honour down the stretch, but deserves credit for digging in and holding on for second.
Since breaking his maiden at first asking last September at Del Mar, he’s been first or second in his past three races. Although his early efforts weren’t overly fast races, he took a big step forward last out in hitting a 94 Equibase speed figure, and another move forward puts him in the picture here.
He’s a Rodolphe Bisset trainee, with Tyler Gaffalione getting the call to ride.
Here’s My 2021 Fountain Of Youth Stakes Free Pick.
I had picked Greatest Honour to win the Holy Bull, and based on his performance there I see no reason to get off him for this race. I think there will be a little more early speed here than there was in the Holy Bull, and that can play to his favour when he makes his final kick to run down the leaders.
Fire At Will is something of a wild card, coming off the turf races and long layoff, while Drain The Clock is unproven at the distance. My hope would be those two take some money on Saturday and the odds for Greatest Honour drift up a bit.
Full Field: Fountain Of Youth Stakes Betting Odds
- Greatest Honour 9-5
- Fire At Will 7-2
- Drain The Clock 5-1
- Prime Factor 5-1
- Tarantino 8-1
- King’s Ovation 15-1
- Pepetu 15-1
- Sososubtle 20-1
- Jirafales 20-1
- Tiz Tact Toe 30-1
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