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Promises Fulfilled goes all the way in Fountain of Youth S. (G2)
RSS Feeds Saturday, March 3, 2018 | Posted to: Shackleford
Shackleford now has a major player on the Triple Crown Trail after Promises Fulfilled led nearly the entire time to take the $400,000 Fountain of Youth S. (G2) March 3 at Gulfstream Park.

Breaking from the far outside in the field of nine 3-year-olds, Promises Fulfilled was hustled out of the gate by Irad Ortiz, Jr. to outsprint Strike Power for the top spot going into the first turn. From there, Ortiz got Promises Fulfilled to relax through a half-mile in :48.39. 

Around the final bend, Strike Power and last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) winner Good Magic made their runs, but Promises Fulfilled had plenty left and was pulling away to win by about 2 1/2-lengths in 1:44.17 for the 1 1/16-miles.

“This race is a big stepping stone in this horse's future. I am hoping to be back (here) in a month for the Florida Derby (G1),” said trainer Dale Romans.

Romans also trained Shackleford to victory in the Preakness (G1) at three and the Met Mile (G1) and Clark H. (G1) the following year. Shackleford finished 2017 ranked third on the Second-Crop Sire list and is in the top five on this year's Third-Crop list, which is topped by fellow Darby Dan stallion Dialed In.

Promise Fulfilled is owned by Robert Baron and is now 3-0-1 in four starts. He finished third in last November's Kentucky Jockey Club S. (G2), his most recent start before Saturday. He was bred in Kentucky by David Jacobs.