General Jim To Miss Fountain of Youth

General Jim (Into Mischief), third choice at 6-1 on the morning line for Saturday’s GII Fountain of Youth S. at Gulfstream, will be scratched, reports trainer Shug McGaughey. The horse missed a day of training after developing a cough.

“He ran a little temperature,” McGaughey said.  “It went right down and he is doing fine but I didn’t feel right running in this race.”

McGaughey said that the colt will remain on the Kentucky Derby trail and should be ready to go in another prep within a few weeks.

“I will watch him and after the weekend will try to figure out what we want to do,” McGaughey said. “I don’t know where he’ll run next. I haven’t gotten that far. The obvious choices are the [GI Curlin] Florida Derby, the [GII] Wood Memorial, the [GI Toyota] Blue Grass.”

General Jim is coming off a one-length win in the GIII Swale S. at seven furlongs.

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