03/08/2009 1:00AM

McPeek picks Florida Derby for Theregoesjojo


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - After originally leaning toward waiting for the Blue Grass for Theregoesjojo's final Kentucky Derby prep, trainer Ken McPeek has now decided to remain at Gulfstream Park and point his promising 3-year-old to the $750,000 Florida Derby on March 28.

Theregoesjojo rallied to finish second behind Quality Road when making his stakes debut in the one-mile Fountain of Youth on Feb. 28. Theregoesjojo had defeated Quality Road when the pair met in a seven-furlong allowance race earlier in the meet.

"We're here, he's doing well and it looks like it's going to be a short field," said McPeek on announcing his decision early Sunday morning.