Sonata Solid’s Premier Megastar romped to a totally dominating Five ¼-length victory Wednesday at Gulfstream Park, stamping himself as a scorching prospect for the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) March 28.

“From Day 1 I knew I had one thing particular,” teacher Jorge Navarro mentioned. “Once I had him at Monmouth, I referred to as the landlord and mentioned, ‘That is the actual deal.’”

The three-year-old son of Tapiture remained undefeated in two profession begins with a front-running ranking within the Race 7 characteristic, a seven-furlong not obligatory claiming allowance, following up an excellent debut triumph at Gulfstream Park Dec. 8.

“Now, it is the trail to the Florida Derby,” Navarro mentioned. “The landlord desires to do the suitable factor through the animal. We will see if we will make the Florida Derby. I do know that is a long way forward. We will take it step-by-step. I believe we’ve got a pleasant horse.”

Premier Megastar briefly opened an uncontested lead alongside the backstretch on his option to posting fractions of 22.49 and 45 seconds for the primary part mile below Irad Ortiz Jr. The Kentucky-bred colt, who was once bought for $100,000 on the 2017 OBS June sale, endured on to attract away regardless of racing fairly greenly throughout the stretch.

“Irad mentioned, ‘He was once on the lookout for corporate.’ After they hit the stretch, he was once like, ‘What do I do subsequent?’ Irad mentioned, ‘Jorge, I’ve such a lot horse, however he does not know what to do,’” Navarro mentioned. “We will right kind that.”

Premier Megastar was once despatched to publish because the 1-Five favourite at the energy of a 1 ¾-length debut victory over Caracaro, who got here again to win a mile maiden race Jan. 11 through six lengths.

Premier Megastar ran seven-furlongs in .1:23.15. Americanus, a debut winner who completed off the board within the Nashua (G3) at Aqueduct closing day trip, completed 2d below Javier Castellano, six lengths forward of Peruvian Boy.

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