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Florida Derby boasts top-notch field

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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. -

Itsmyluckyday and Shanghai Bobby have some work to do before they can reach the Kentucky Derby.

Both 3-year-olds likely need big showings at Saturday's $1 million Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park in order to secure a spot in the Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs on May 4.

A field of 10 was entered for the Florida Derby, including Fountain of Youth winner Orb, who is the only horse in Saturday's field already assured of qualifying for the first race in the Triple Crown season.

Itsmyluckyday has been made the 2-1 early favorite. Shanghai Bobby is at 5-2 and Orb is 3-1 on the morning line.

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