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Hidden Scroll ‘Content To Follow Another Horse’ In Latest Work

Juddmonte Farms, Inc.’s Hidden Scroll worked five furlongs in 1:02.40 at Payson Park in Indiantown, FL Friday morning while prepping for the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park March 30. Bill Mott-trained Hidden Scroll, who held the lead into deep stretch before finishing fourth in the $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) […]

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Hidden Scroll ‘Comfortably Rating’ Behind Horses In Friday Breeze

Juddmonte Farms, Inc.’s Hidden Scroll breezed a half-mile in 50.20 seconds Friday morning at Payson Park in Indiantown, FL receiving a little education in rating while preparing for a scheduled start in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park March 30. ‘I thought it was very good,” trainer Bill Mott said. “We […]

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Florida Derby: Castellano Will Replace Rosario Aboard Hidden Scroll

Jockey Javier Castellano will be named on talented sophomore Hidden Scroll in the March 30 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park, trainer Bill Mott told drf.com on Tuesday. In his first two starts, a runaway maiden win and fourth-place finish in the Fountain of Youth, the 3-year-old son of Hard Spun had been piloted by Joel Rosario. […]

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Mott: Hidden Scroll ‘Seems Bright’ After Loss, Country House Headed For Louisiana Derby

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott has not lost faith in his early candidates for the Kentucky Derby, despite Fountain of Youth favorite Hidden Scroll’s somewhat disappointing fourth-place finish after setting a rapid early pace. “He came out of it well,” Mott told drf.com. “He doesn’t seem to be knocked out. Acts pretty darn good. […]

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A Thread Of Blue Turns Back Casa Creed In Palm Beach

Leonard C. Green’s Dania Beach winner A Thread of Blue gamely held off Kitten’s Joy winner Casa Creed down the stretch to win the $150,000 Palm Beach (G3) Saturday at Gulfstream Park. The Palm Beach was one of nine graded-stakes contested on Gulfstream’s program highlighted by the $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2). A 3-year-old […]

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Maiden Winner Hidden Scroll Installed Morning Line Favorite In Fountain Of Youth

Juddmonte Farms’ homebred Hidden Scroll, an impressive winner of his lone career start Jan. 26, drew Post 7 and was installed as the 9-5 program favorite for Saturday’s $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The 73rd running of the 1 1/16-mile Fountain of Youth for 3-year-olds, the final step […]

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‘Two-Turn Experience’: Spinoff Launches More Derby Hopes For Pletcher At Tampa

Believe it or not, Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez had a few anxious moments during Triple Crown nominee Spinoff’s 11 ¾-length victory in today’s second race at Tampa Bay Downs. “He passed the other horses and got to the ¼-mile pole, and then he started waiting. Then he saw the gate (at the top […]

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Fountain Of Youth: Bourbon War, Hidden Scroll Record Final Breezes

Bourbon Lane Stable and Lake Star Stable’s Bourbon War breezed an easy half-mile Friday morning at Gulfstream Park in preparation for a start in the $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) March 2. The 3-year-old son of Tapit covered the four furlongs in 48.68 seconds under regular exercise rider Juan Oyola in his final tune-up […]

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Hard Not To Love: One-Eyed Half-Sister To Wonder Gadot Breaks Maiden On Debut

A 3-year-old half-sister to 2018 Queen’s Plate winner Wonder Gadot, Hard Not To Love made her career debut in Saturday’s first race at Santa Anita Park. The Hard Spun filly has a distinguishing characteristic: she only has one eye. That didn’t stop her from winning the maiden special weight event by three lengths under Tiago […]

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Mott ‘Very Excited’ About Debut Winner Hidden Scroll

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott sent out a talented first-time starter named Hidden Scroll on the Pegasus World Cup undercard, and the Juddmonte Farms homebred blew away the competition to win by 14 lengths while jockey Joel Rosario geared him down at the wire. The sophomore son of Hard Spun ran a mile over […]

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