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Maximus Mischief Out of Fountain of Youth


And Off Derby Trail

Maximus Mischief is out of the  Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth this Saturday at Gulfstream Park and will need substantial time away from the races.

The declaration came after Maximus Mischief breezed a half-mile in 49.02 Sunday morning under Jose Ortiz and was examined by a veterianarian.

“The horse didn’t breeze too good, so he is out of the Fountain of Youth,” trainer Buth Reid, Jr. said. "He just kind of went through the motions. The jockey wasn’t happy with the way he galloped out."

Reid later told DRF Live Maximus Mischief would need substantial time off.

Owned by Cash is King LLC and LC Racing,  Maximus Mischief won the first three races of his career, including a 2 1/4-length victory in the Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct Dec.1 following a pair of easy wins at Parx. The 3-year-old son of Into Mischief sustained his first loss while finishing third in the Fasig-Tipton Holy Bull last month.

Meanwhile, Global Campaign, undefeated in two starts, is possible for the Fountain of Youth or the Tampa Bay Derby a week later after breezing five furlongs Sunday morning at Palm Meadows.

“He worked in 1:01 and change,” trainer Stanley Hough said. “He went in company, but it was a nice, controlled work. We were happy with it.”

It was the second work for Global Campaign since the son of Curlin won a 1 1/16-mile optional claiming allowance by 2 1/4 lengths on Feb. 9.

“He likes this track and it’s close to home, so we’re leaning toward that way, but we’ll talk it over,” Hough said. “Global worked good and came back good, so I think he’s prepared to go either place. We’re going to see how the week goes and try to do the best thing for us and the horse. As far as the work today, it was very satisfying.”

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