Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Nyquist Settling in at Gulfstream

Nyquist appears to be settling in comfortably in hs temporary surroundings at Gulfstream Park, his trainer Doug O'Neill said on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the unbeaten Nyquist arrived at Gulfsteam, following a flight from O'Neill's base in southern California.

Nyquist was on the Gulfstream track Wednesday morning and schooled in the starting gate in preparation for Saturday's $1 million Florida Derby (Grade 1).

Nyquist is stabled in the barn of Mark Hening.

Nyquist won last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile (Grade 1) at 1 1/16 miles at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.

The Florida Derby is 1 1/8 miles,  Nyquist is the 6-5 second choice in the morning line in the 
ten-horse field.

Mohaymen is the even money morning line favorite. He also is unbeaten and this year won the  Holy Bull (Grade 2) and Fountain of Youth (Grade 20 both at 1 1/16 miles at Gulfstream.

We will have additional information from an interview with O'Neill in stories this evening and tomorrow.
-- Jim Freer

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