Goldencents will be the one to catch when he opens his three-year-old campaign in the Grade 3, $100,000 Sham at Santa Anita on Saturday. The Doug O'Neill-trained colt has displayed high speed in all three career outings, including a 1 3/4-length tally in the Grade 3 Delta Downs Jackpot most recently, and will break from post 2 with regular rider Kevin Krigger.
The 1 1/16-mile Sham is part of the new "Road to the Kentucky Derby" series, awarding 10-4-2-1 points to the respective top four finishers.
Trilogy Stable and Laurie Plesa's Itsmyluckyday made short work of his rivals in the $100,000 Gulfstream Park Derby, scoring by a widening 6 3/4-length margin in the New Year Day's event for three-year-olds. The one-mile event serves as the first race on the road to Gulfstream Park's signature Kentucky Derby prep, the $1 million Florida Derby on March 30.