Gunnevera Wins Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park
Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida was the scene of the $400,000 G2 Fountain of Youth Stakes on Saturday, March 4 - a 1 1/16 mile dirt test that awarded 50-20-10-5 points toward Kentucky Derby qualification. Multiple graded stakes winner, 4-1 third choice Gunnevera made quite a statement on the day and threw himself right in the thick of the Derby conversation with a terrific 5 3/4 win and his 50-point haul. Grade 1 winner 3-1 morning line second choice Practical Joke finished second in the field of 10 with Three Rules getting in for third at 6-1 odds. Talk Logistics was fourth while Lookin for Eight, Quinientos, even money favorite Irish War Cry, Takaful, Made You Look and Huracan Americo completed the order of finish. Beasley scratched.