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Promises Fulfilled Leads All The Way For 18-1 Upset In Fountain Of Youth

But buyers at sales can be very picky, put off by anything less than perfection.

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For that reason Brogden hoped that he would be cataloged in Book 3, later in the sale, where he had a better chance of standing out. Instead Keeneland listed him in Book 2, up against a deeper pool of offerings. Then Brogden spotted Romans, who had trained Shackleford, and saw her chance to make the sales pitch. I know you kicked ass with his father — take a look at him. Now it was up to the colt to impress the trainer.

When shown the vet report, Romans was unfazed: Brogden describes it as a classic case of going with your instincts. After Romans purchased him, the colt was acquired by a longtime client, Robert Baron. Their fidelity to vows was very much a lifetime of promises fulfilled, encompassing their children as well. And on a lighter note, Romans was fulfilling his promise of finding a good horse for Baron.

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Promises Fulfilled lived up to his optimistic name in the Fountain of Youth on Saturday at Gulfstream park. An longshot, he sprinted to the. HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Promises Fulfulled was a surprise wire-to- wire winner Saturday in the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth, one of.

Tales from the Crib: He only had five works going into the last race and I think the race did a lot for him as far as condition. Dale says he is training great. He is a May foal too, so he is still developing, still growing and still putting on weight.

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He has to improve, but I am hopeful that he will do that. Of course, they are all grown ups. Baron and his wife will also be in attendance for the Florida Derby and even rearranged their vacation plans to be at Gulfstream.

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Their first quarter was a bit quick in: Promises Fulfilled was about two lengths in front of the duo of Strike Power and Good Magic, with Romans-trained stablemate Storm Runner just in behind. On the turn if you wait to see what everybody else does, you're going to be hung wide.

If somebody comes and chases you down the backside, then ride a smart race. Mid-way down the backstretch, Joel Rosario tried to move Storm Runner up the rail inside of Promises Fulfilled, but had to tap on the brakes as the gap was just not wide enough. Meanwhile, Strike Power had begun to close the gap on Promises Fulfilled, reaching his hip as he ground through the far turn.

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Good Magic did not respond when asked, so it was up to the talented sprinter Strike Power to extend his speed to the two-turn distance. He had been a little bit rank in the early stages under Luis Saez, and it may have cost him late as he was extremely leg weary in the final eighth of a mile. Good Magic finished third with no visible excuse, and Machismo beat out Marconi to finish fourth.

Of champion Good Magic, jockey Jose Ortiz said: Irad went and Saez was second.

I sat third in the perfect position, rode him like the best horse.