The roads to the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks continue this weekend. Over at Picks and Ponderings, I take a look at a pair of Grade 2 sophomore preps in Florida, the Fountain of Youth and the Davona Dale.
The Fountain of Youth features Irish War Cry, a promising son of Curlin (and currently at the top of my Derby Top Ten), against ten foes. As often happens in Florida this time of year, the road won’t be easy. His foes include Practical Joke, Gunnevera, and Made You Look (going first-time dirt).
In the Davona Dale, a full field of fourteen will compete for Kentucky Oaks points. That field includes proven graded stakes winners including Pretty City Dancer and Miss Sky Warrior, as well as many others who are trying to carve out a place on the Oaks trail.
Head over to Picks and Ponderings, read my preview of the Fountain of Youth and the Davona Dale, and let me know your thoughts in the comments!