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Hidden Scroll, Bourbon War Breeze for Fountain of Youth


Prospective Field

Bourbon War breezed Friday morning at Gulfstream Park in preparation for a start in the $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth on March 2.

The son of Tapit covered what is described as an easy four furlongs in 48.68 under regular exercise rider Juan Oyola.

“It went great, just what I was looking for,” trainer Mark Hennig said. “He’s doing very well. I wouldn’t change a thing.”

Bourbon War's Work: https://www.xbtv.com/video/recent/bourbon-war-worked-4-furlongs-in-48-68-at-gulfstream-park-on-february-22nd-2019/

Hidden Scroll, a flashy debut winner on a sloppy track at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 26, went five furlongs in 1:00.40, breezing, at Payson Park. At this post, the workout remains uposted at Equibase.  The son of Hard Spun worked in company outside of Tacitus on the backstretch before taking over the turn and drawing clear in the stretch. Bill Mott trains both horses. Tacitus isn't nominated to the Fountain of Youth.

Hidden Scroll's work: https://www.xbtv.com/video/recent/hidden-scroll-outside-worked-5-furlongs-in-100-40-at-payson-on-february-22nd-2019/

Bourbon War (listed on Worth Watching), a $525,000 purchase at the 2017 Keeneland September yearling sale, made a good 3-year-old debt at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 19 when he rallied from off the pace while weaving through traffic to win by 2 1/2 lengths going away in a 1 1/16-mile optional claiming allowance.

Hidden Scroll (also on Worth Watching) romped to victory in his debut, scoring by 14 lengths without urging from Joel Rosario. The Juddmonte homebred was timed for a mile in 1:34.43.

Fountain of Youth nominee Zenden (Worth Watching), the Swale Stakes runner-up, breezed five furlongs in 1:00.14 at Gulfstream Park for trainer Victor Barboza Jr.

According to the Gulfstream Park press office, the Fountain of Youth is also expected to attract:

-- Nashua Stakes winner Vekoma (Looking Good list),
--Kentucky Jockey Club winner Signalman (Looking Good),
--Fasig-Tipton Holy Bull runner-up Everfast (Worth Watching),
--Holy Bull third finisher Maximus Mischief (Worth Watching), and
--Mucho Macho Man Stakes fourth finisher Code of Honor (Worth Watching).

Edited release with additional content by Dick Downey

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