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


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Three Diamonds Farm's GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner Fire At Will (Declaration of War) breezed five furlongs at Gulfstream Park Saturday morning in preparation for a likely start in the GII Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Feb. 27.

He was timed in 1:01.71 (27/51) in his fifth breeze in anticipation of his 2021 debut.

“He went super,” trainer Michael Maker said. “I think we're going to the Fountain of Youth.”

After finishing sixth on turf in his Aug. 8 debut at Saratoga, Fire At Will broke his maiden in the Sept. 2 rained-off With Anticipation S. over a sealed, sloppy main track at the Spa. He went back to turf to capture the Oct. 3 GII Pilgrim S. at Belmont prior to his 30-1 upset on the big stage at Keeneland.

“It looked like he handled [the dirt] well this morning,” Maker said. “He won on it at Saratoga, even though it was muddy and against a short field.”

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