Scratches inevitable in Risen Star, Fountain of Youth// Uncaptured thriving// Rebel gets early probables// more…

There is a good possibility neither of Al Stall’s runners will enter the gate for the Risen Star (G2) on Saturday. Sunbean will most likely go in the undercard Gentilly Stakes on the grass, while Stall mentioned there needs to be quite a few scratches to bring Departing closer to the rail from his outside post// The Fountain of Youth (G2) is also guaranteed a scratch with news that Sky Captain will instead go in the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes at Turfway or Gotham (G3) at Aqueduct March 2. Trainer Mark Casse didn’t like the 7 post due to the speed bias and short run to the first turn at Gulfstream// Casse also mentioned that Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) winner Uncaptured is doing very well and will start next in the Spiral (G3) at Turfway. Uncaptured breezed four furlongs at Ocala Training Center yesterday and Casse said he galloped out another furlong all in 1:00// Next race plans are already set for some Southwest (G3) runners who had to deal with the mud flying behind dominating winner Super Ninety Nine Monday. Always in a Tiz, who was found to have a lung infection following his fifth in the race, will point for the Rebel as will 9th place finisher Texas Bling// The Rebel will also get undefeated Park City, whose honest owner said “Derby Fever” played a part in the aggressive placement for the recent allowance winner// more…

Upcoming Points Races:

Fountain of Youth (G2)
Gulfstream Park
1 1/16 Miles

Risen Star (G2)
Fair Grounds
1 1/16 Miles
Previews: Brisnet / DRF DRF2 / Bloodhorse

3-year-olds to watch 2/20 (In The Money Blog)
Kentucky Derby Daily: Feb 20 (In The Money Blog)
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile follow-up (Thoghts On Racing, Life, & More Blog)

Top 20 (DRF)

Uncaptured- OTC- 4F- 47:80- B- 1/4 (Tuesday)
Little Distorted- CRC- 4F- 49:00- B- 3/15
Titletown Five- OP- 6F- 1.14:80- B- 1/1
Clawback- AQU- 1 Mile- 1.46:75- B- 1/1