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Gunnevera Returns to Worktab


Sano Pronounces Him '100 Percent'

By Dick Downey

Gunnevera breezed an easy five-furlongs today at Gulfstream Park, his first move since winning the Fountain of Youth Stakes. He was timed in 1:04.60.

“I’m very happy. The horse is 100 percent,” trainer Antonio Sano said. “He’s very quiet, relaxed. He’s a very happy horse.”

Jockey Edgard Zayas was aboard for Saturday’s breeze. Javier Castellano has the return mount on the son of Dialed In for the Florida Derby.

“Edgard knows my horse very good. He has been working my horse every time,” Sano said. “Castellano rides my horse, Zayas works him.”

Castellano guided Gunnevera to a closing, 5 3/4-length triumph in the Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth on March 4, making him a leading contender for the Kentucky Derby.

Three Rules

Jose Pinchin sent Three Rules, the pacesetting third-place Fountain of Youth finisher, to the track for a strong gallop. It looks like the Florida Derby will be his next target.

“We just two-minute licked him. He’ll work next week,” Pinchin said. “We’ve pretty much decided."


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