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Fire At Will Likely to Return in Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth
Fire At Will winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (Credit: Coady Photography)

Fire At Will Likely to Return in Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Three Diamonds Farm’s Fire At Will breezed 5 furlongs at Gulfstream Park last Saturday morning in preparation for a likely start in the $300,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (G2) February 27.

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The 3-year-old son of Declaration of War, who captured the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) November 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 Mike Maker said. “I think we’re going to the Fountain of Youth.”

After finishing sixth on turf in his August 8 debut at Saratoga, Fire At Will broke his maiden in the September 2 With Anticipation Stakes over a sealed sloppy main track at the Spa.

The Kentucky-bred colt went back to turf to capture the October 3 Pilgrim (G2) at Belmont by 2 lengths and the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf by 3 lengths.

“It looked like he handled (the dirt) well (in his Saturday work),” Maker said. “He won on it at Saratoga, even though it was muddy and against a short field.”

Fire At Will was purchased at the 2019 Keeneland September sale for $97,000.

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