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2011 FLORIDA DERBY: Entries and Post Positions

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The Nick Zito (above) trained Dialed In will look to cement his place in the 2011 Kentucky Derby with a win in the $1 million Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park on Sunday.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
The Nick Zito (above) trained Dialed In will look to cement his place in the 2011 Kentucky Derby with a win in the $1 million Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park on Sunday. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Fountain of Youth winner Soldat drew the rail and morning line favoritism for Sunday's Grade 1 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park. The Kiaran McLaughlin trainee will compete against seven other three-year-old colts for the $1 million purse and a spot in the 2011 Kentucky Derby.  The Florida Derby will go to post at 5:42 Eastern (2:42 Pacific) on Sunday, April 3rd.

The addition of runaway Hutcheson winner Flashpoint to the Florida Derby field adds a touch of much needed pace to the proceedings.  Nick Zito, trainer of deep closing Holy Bull winner Dialed In, has got to be pleased with that turn of events.  It was a slow pace against older allowance horses that doomed Dialed In during his last race.

Below are the entries and post positions for this year's Grade 1 Florida Derby, as well as a summary of the last ten winners.

PP Horse Jockey Trainer ML
1 Soldat A. Garcia K. McLaughlin 9/5
2 To Honor and Serve G. Gomez W. Mott 4/1
3 Arch Traveler J. Lezcano J. Jerkens 20/1
4 Bowman's Causeway P. Lopez P. Biancone 20/1
5 Shackleford J. Castanon D. Romans 20/1
6 Stay Thirsty R. Dominguez T. Pletcher 8/1
7 Dialed In J. Leparoux N. Zito 2/1
8 Flashpoint C. Velasquez R. Dutrow 6/1

Florida Derby Winners (2001-2010)
Horses in bold won Kentucky Derby

Year Winner
2010 Ice Box
2009 Quality Road
2008 Big Brown
2007 Scat Daddy
2006 Barbaro
2005 High Fly
2004 Friends Lake
2003 Empire Maker
2002 Harlan's Holiday
2001 Monarchos