01/01/2016 2:20PM

Itsaknockout points to Donn after easy win


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Itsaknockout, idle since finishing ninth in the 2015 Kentucky Derby, made a triumphant return here Thursday, drawing off to an easy 4 3/4-length victory over the Grade 1-placed Elnaawi under high-priced optional-claiming conditions going 1 1/16 miles. Itsaknockout, who won the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth here last year following the disqualification of Upstart, was confidently guided to victory by regular rider Luis Saez. Itsaknockout received a career-best 96 Beyer Speed Figure for the effort.