Mohaymen held the lead entering the stretch and went on to beat Zulu by 2-1/4 lengths on Saturday in the $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes (Grade 2), at Gulfstream Park.
Mohaymen, trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, is now unbeaten in 5 starts and is one of the two early favorites for the May 7th Kentucky Derby.
Nyquist, the other early favorite, could have a showdown with Mohaymen on April 2 in the Florida Derby (Gr.1) at Gulfstream.
The unbeaten Nyquist trains in California and he's eligible for a $1 million bonus if he wins the Florida Derby.
The Fasig-Tipton sales company is offering that bonus to horses such as Nyquist that was sold in last March's Fasig-Tipton sale at Gulfstream.
Nyquist trainer, Doug O'neill said he intends to bring Nyquist to the Florida Derby. When asked if he had any plans to send Mohaymen to a race other than the Florida Derby, McLaughlin, said "This is our home, and we'll be here"
Mohaymen was ridden by Junior Alvarado and won the 1-1/16 mile dirt race on a track listed as fast in 1:42.84.
Tomorrow morning, we'll have more coverage on the FOY stakes and the other races on Saturday.
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