Undefeated in three career starts, the sophomore colt who broke his maiden for a $16,000 tag could make his next start in the Florida Derby, according to XBTV. A homebred for Gary and Mary West, Maximum Security (New Year's Day) turned heads at Gulfstream Park on Wednesday with an 18 1/4-length romp in a starter allowance race over seven furlongs, turning in a sparkling final time of 1:21.72 to earn a 102 Beyer Speed Figure.
Trained by Jason Servis, the colt won on debut on Dec. 20 in the $16,000 maiden claiming event over 6 1/2 furlongs, cruising under the wire to win by 9 3/4 lengths. In his second start, Maximum Security backed up to six furlongs over a sloppy track and won just as easily, passing the wire 6 1/2 lengths the best.
Servis told XBTV that Maximum Security may make his next start in the Florida Derby.
The colt is out of the winning Anasheed mare Lil Indy, who sold with a full sibling to Maximum Security in utero for $11,000 at the 2018 Keeneland November sale. Lil Indy is a half-sister to three-time Grade 1 winner Flat Out.
Maximum Security has quickly risen from a maiden claimer to a promising three-year-old prospect at @GulfstreamPark. On today's #TripleCrown Daily, @jsiegelracing & @zoecadman analyze if the Jason Servis colt is a serious Triple Crown contender. https://t.co/7hjUMWdlQw pic.twitter.com/M1R47XMSD4
— XBTV (@WatchXBTV) February 21, 2019
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