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2010 Florida Derby

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Second place finisher Pleasant Prince
Second place finisher Pleasant Prince

Second place finisher Pleasant Prince before the Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park

Amber Chalfin
Trainer Wesley Ward said, "I've always thought a lot of this horse. With a little more luck and a different trip last time (4th in Fountain of Youth) he might have been second. He's trained brilliantly since then and had a sensational work. Horses at this time of year can take such leaps, improve day-to-day, and I think this horse is has been doing that. We just have to hope he keeps moving in that direction. We'll take him to Keeneland."

Jockey Julien Leparoux added, "We had a good trip and he fought really hard down to the wire. He ran well last time too and he's getting better."

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