‘Back To The Drawing Board’: Maximus Mischief Out Of Fountain Of Youth

Trainer Robert ‘Butch’ Reid Jr. cancelled plans to run Maximus Mischief in next Saturday’s $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park following a subpar workout Sunday morning.

“The horse didn’t breeze too good, so he is out of the Fountain of Youth,” Reid said.

Maximus Mischief breezed a half-mile in 49.02 seconds under jockey Jose Ortiz.

“He just kind of went through the motions. The jockey wasn’t happy with the way he galloped out,” Reid said. “All things considered, we’re going to go back to the drawing board and look for another spot.”

Owned by Cash is King LLC and LC Racing, Maximus Mischief won the first three races of his career, including a 2 ¼-length victory in the 1 1/8-mile Remsen (G2) at Aqueduct Dec.1 following a pair of easy wins at Parx.

The 3-year-old son of Into Mischief sustained his first loss while finishing third in the $350,000 Fasig-Tipton Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Feb. 2. Sent to post as the 4-5 favorite, Maximus Mischief pressed the pace into mid-stretch but was out-finished by victorious Harvey Wallbanger and runner-up Everfast.

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