02/26/2012 10:52AM

Gulfstream Park: Algorithms scratched from Fountain of Youth with popped splint

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Barbara D. Livingston
Algorithms has been scratched from Sunday's Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Algorithms has been scratched from Sunday’s Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes after popping a splint, according to owner Jack Wolf. Algorithms was the morning-line favorite and one of two horses trainer Todd Pletcher had entered in the race along with Discreet Dancer.

“It’s nothing serious, but Todd just doesn't feel comfortable running him today,” said Wolf, principal partner in Starlight Racing.

Algorithms has won all three of his starts, including the Grade 3 Holy Bull in which he handed Eclipse Award winner Hansen his only defeat. With Algorithms out, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Union Rags is expected to go postward the favorite in the 1 1/16-mile Fountain of Youth.