By J.J. Hysell
Saturday’s card at Gulfstream is fabulous – not just due to the Fountain of Youth, a key Kentucky Derby prep, and the Davona Dale – but because of the undercard races as well.
The long-awaited return of Normandy Invasion, fourth in the Kentucky Derby in his last start, has arrived. The Chad Brown trainee drew post 1 in an allowance optional claiming (race 4) going a mile on dirt. Javier Castellano was named to ride Normandy Invasion in the race, which features a field of six.
Rydilluc, on the Derby trail last year until his fourth-place finish in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, makes his 4-year-old debut in the competitive Grade 3 Canadian Turf Stakes. With Edgar Prado named to ride, the Gary Contessa trainee drew post three in a field of 12 that includes Unbridled Ocean, Guys Reward, Reload and Joha,