02/11/2011 5:10PM

Sweet Ducky will train up to Florida Derby


Trainer Kelly Breen said his Holy Bull runner-up Sweet Ducky would likely skip the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth here lat Gulfstream Park ater this month to await the Grade 1 Florida Derby on April 3.

“Nothing’s definite yet but the last time I spoke to the owners we were thinking about not dancing every dance,” said Breen. “But he’s going to need to step up in the Florida Derby money wise, finish first or second money, just to qualify on graded earnings for the Kentucky Derby.

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Sweet Ducky is owned by George and Lori Hall.

◗ Decisive Moment, who picked up $200,000 in graded earnings for finishing second in the Grade 3 Delta Jackpot, will attempt to add to that total next weekend in the Risen Star at Fair Grounds. He had his final tune-up for the race Friday morning at Calder, breezing an easy half-mile in 50.80 seconds for trainer Juan Arias.

◗ Dialed In worked four furlongs in 48.90 seconds at Palm Meadows on Friday, his first work since registering an impressive victory in the Holy Bull that vaulted him near the top of the 3-year-old division. Trainer Nick Zito is uncommitted at the moment regarding Dialed In’s next start, which could come in the Fountain of Youth on Feb. 26.

◗ Another prominent 3-year-old on Friday’s work tab at Palm Meadows was Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner Pluck, who worked five-eighths in 1:01.60 over the grass course. Pluck was transferred from trainer Todd Pletcher to Graham Motion shortly after his Breeders’ Cup victory.