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Horse Profile - Old Time Revival
Old Time Revival ran three times as a two-year-old and broke his maiden on December 11 at Laurel Park with a 4 3/4-length score going seven furlongs. After a poor 2018 debut, he was nipped at the wire and finished second in the Miracle Wood Stakes at Laurel. The dark bay colt made his first foray outside of Laurel in his next start when finishing second in his first Derby prep race in the Gotham Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct.
A long shot at 35-1, Old Time Revival had the lead in the stretch in the Gotham before settling for second behind top Derby contender Enticed. Old Time Revival earned 20 Derby points in the Gotham Stakes. The track was playing to speed that day at Aqueduct, and Old Time Revival held up well for the runner-up spot after drifting out in the stretch. He still finished four lengths clear of the favored Free Drop Billy in third and more than six lengths in front of Firenze Fire.
Old Time Revival returned to his home base at Laurel Park following the Gotham, and trainer Kenneth Decker was not only pleased with his effort in the Gotham but how he came out of the race as well. The horseman plans to get him ready to stretch out for the 1 1/8-mile Wood Memorial (G2) back at Aqueduct on April 7 against both Enticed and Firenze Fire.
Old Time Revival's sire is Brethren, who captured the Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) by four lengths and placed third in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) in 2011 before skipping that year's Triple Crown contests after an 11th-placed run Arkansas Derby (G1). Old Revival is out of Diary, who is by 2001 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes third-placer Congaree and counts as a half-sister champion two-year-old filly Awesome Feather.