HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Le Dom Bro, runner-up in the $400,000 Coolmore Fountain of Youth (G2) March 2, is training for a planned start in the $1 million Curlin Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park March 30, owner Vincente Stella said Saturday.

The 3-year-old son of Mucho Macho man breezed a half-mile Saturday morning in 49.45 seconds at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream Park’s satellite training facility in Palm Beach County.

“He went really well. We are looking at the Florida Derby 100 percent,” Stella said. “He’s a very happy horse. He’s going really well.”

Eniel Cordero-trained Le Dom Bro was closest in pursuit of favored frontrunner Dornoch for the 1 1/16 miles of the Fountain of Youth and held gamely to finish second. The Kentucky-bred colt finished second in the seven-furlong Swale in his 2024 debut at Gulfstream.

Le Dom Bro, a $20,000 purchase at the 2022 OBS Winter Mixed sale, broke his maiden at Saratoga in his third start last season after finishing second twice at Gulfstream.

Prior to finishing second in Swale and the Fountain of Youth, Le Dom Bro faded to ninth behind Dornoch in the Remsen (G2) over a sealed muddy Aqueduct track.

Florida Derby hero Dornoch also breezed at Palm Meadows Saturday morning. The Danny Gargan-trained son of Good Magic, who breezed a half-mile in 49.95, is likely to return in the April 6 Blue Grass (G1) at Keeneland or the Curlin Florida Derby.

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