Firenze Fire (c,Poseidon’s Warrior–My Every Wish, by Langfuhr)
O/B-Mr. Amore Stables (FL). T-Jason Servis. Lifetime Record: GISW, 9-4-1-0, $669,100.
Apr. 17 TDN Top 20 Rank: 18
Last Start: 4th, GII Wood Memorial S., AQU, Apr. 7
Accomplishments: 1st, GI Champagne S., BEL, Oct. 7; 1st, GIII Sanford S., SAR, July 22.
KY Derby Points: 39
Firenze Fire qualifies for the Derby based on points, but this sprint-slanted Poseidon’s Warrior colt displays “upside down” form in that his best races are all frontloaded at the start of his career at age two. His lone win in 2018 was a grinder of a one-turn mile effort into a crawling pace over a sealed, muddy Aqueduct surface against only five other foes. He’s since run second and fourth (twice) in two New York stakes preps and is now taking aim at the most difficult race the division has to offer in an attempt to orchestrate an ambitious reversal of fortune.
|2nd||GII Wood Memorial|
|1st||GIII Gotham S|
|2nd||GIII Withers S.|
|7th||GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile|
|1st||GI Champagne S.|
|4th||GI Hopeful S.|
|1st||GIII Sanford S.|