HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Three Diamonds Farm’s Fire At Will breezed five furlongs at Gulfstream Park Saturday morning in preparation for a likely start in the $300,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (G2) Feb. 27.
The 3-year-old son of Declaration of War, who captured the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) Nov. 6 at Keeneland, was timed in 1:01.71 in his fifth breeze in anticipation of his 2021 debut in the key prep for the $750,000 Curlin Florida Derby (G1) presented by Hill ‘n Dale at Xalapa March 27 at Gulfstream.
“He went super,” trainer Michael Maker said. “I think we’re going to the Fountain of Youth.”
After finishing sixth on turf in his Aug. 8 debut at Saratoga, Fire At Will broke his maiden in the Sept. 2 With Anticipation Stakes over a sealed sloppy main track at the Spa. The Kentucky-bred colt went back to turf to capture the Oct. 3 Pilgrim (G2) at Belmont by two lengths and the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf by three lengths.
“It looked like he handled [the dirt] well this morning,” Maker said. “He won on it at Saratoga, even though it was muddy and against a short field.”
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