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Delgado's First Kentucky Derby....


Majesto in Long Work at GPW

By Dick Downey

Majesto was sent out for a mile-long, stamina-building workout today at Gulfstream Park West by trainer Gustavo Delgado.

The move was timed in 1:44.40 (1/1) and was Majesto's final breeze in Florida before the Kentucky Derby. The son of Tiznow is scheduled to ship to Kentucky this Friday.

Majesto, who qualified for the Run for the Roses by finishing second in the Florida Derby, is a late bloomer. He broke his maiden at Gulfstream Park on Feb. 27. In the Florida Derby, he closed from seventh of 10 to finish 3 14 lengths behind Nyquist and a length clear of third-place finisher Fellowship, validating his $300,000 purchase price at the 2014 Keeneland September Sale.

The Derby will be Delgado's first Triple Crown experience after taking up training in south Florida full-tikme in 2014, but he achieved classic success in his native Venezuela. He saddled four Triple Crown champions and five winners of the prestigious Clasico Simon Bolivar.

The Florida Derby, which has produced the winners of 57 Triple Crown races, will be represented by as many as four starters in this year’s Derby. Nyquist (training at Keeneland), Majesto and Mohaymen (now at Churchill Downs) have sufficient qualifying points to be included in the field. Fellowship (training at Churchill Downs) stands 21st and needs a defection to draw into the field.

With content from Gulfstream Park

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