‘He Did It The Right Way’: Chance It Records Fastest Of Nine Breeze For Fountain Of Youth

Shooting Star Thoroughbreds LLC’s Chance It breezed three furlongs in 34.68 seconds Monday morning, cruising over the Gulfstream Park racetrack under Tyler Gaffalione in preparation for a planned start in Saturday’s $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (G2).

The workout, the fastest of nine recorded at the distance, was the son of Currency Swap’s fifth since winning his 3-year-old debut in the $100,000 Mucho Macho Man Jan. 4 at Gulfstream Park.

“He did it the right way. He moved well. We were plenty fit, so today was to make sure he was in good form. All’s good. I thought he did everything he was asked today,” said trainer Saffie Joseph. “As far as fitness goes, he’s spot-on fit. We just need to have a good week. Hopefully, everything goes to plan for the rest of the week, and we should go over there with a good chance.”

Chance It is expected to clash with Dennis’ Moment, Shotski, As Seen On Tv, Ete Indien, Green Light Go and Gear Jockey, in a field that will be drawn live following Wednesday’s first race and shown during Gulfstream’s broadcast. First race post Saturday is 11:30 a.m.

Chance It was the hero of the 2019 Florida Sire Stakes series, in which he won the $100,000 Dr. Fager and the $400,000 In Reality, which was run over the 1 1/16-mile Fountain of Youth distance. The Florida-bred colt made an impressive 3-year-old debut in the Mucho Macho Man, in which he rated off the pace before taking the lead in the stretch and fighting back to win by a head over As Seen On Tv.

The Fountain of Youth will headline a 14-race program that will feature nine graded stakes, including the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Mile (G2), the $200,000 Davona Dale (G2) and the $200,000 Mac Diarmida (G2). First-race post is set for 11:30 a.m.

Michael Hui’s Zulu Alpha, who captured the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Jan. 25, breezed a half-mile in 48.63 seconds Monday morning at Gulfstream in preparation for a scheduled start in the Mac Diarmida.

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