Gulfstream Park will offer eight graded stakes races on Saturday’s card including the Fountain of Youth, an annual Kentucky Derby prep race. Canterbury’s free-to-enter contest, the $25,000 Road to Kentucky, will feature the entire Gulfstream card with the Fountain of Youth being a double-point race. Also in the mix as a double pointer is The Gotham from Aqueduct.
Last Saturday R2K players handicapped the 12 races from Fair Grounds including the Risen Star Stakes, a double-point Derby prep won by Girvin at 8 to 1 odds. That race was the high water mark for points with those selecting Girvin earning 652 points. The fourth race was worth 332, otherwise it was a grind to accumulate points, based on a mythical $20 WPS wager, as the races did not produce long shot horses hitting the board. The total points available for the week were 2,679.
The winning score, earning 67 percent of the total available, was 1,799 by the very accurate Steven Johnson. Joe Schoening was second with 1,634 and Bill Ender beat Ted Grevelis by one point for third with a score of 1,578.
Entry deadline for Saturday’s contest is first post at Gulfstream at 11 a.m.