To Honor and Serve makes his 3-year-old debut as the 8-5 favorite Saturday in the $400,000, Grade II Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
Soldat is the 2-1 second choice in the morning-line odds. Post time is 5:26 p.m. The 11⁄8-mile Kentucky Derby prep race for 3-year-olds will be televised live on TVG.
Live Oak Plantation's To Honor and Serve, winner of the Grade II Remsen Stakes on Nov. 27 in his last outing, is widely considered one of this year's top 3-year-olds, behind only undefeated 2-year-old champion Uncle Mo.
To Honor and Serve, trained by Bill Mott, is a son of 2006 Preakness Stakes winner Bernardini.
To Honor and Serve faces seven rivals in the 65th edition of the Fountain of Youth.
Soldat made his reputation last season on turf, winning the Grade III With Anticipation Stakes at Saratoga and finishing second in the Grade III Pilgrim Stakes at Belmont Park before coming in second by a length in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf at Churchill Downs for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin.Fountain of Youth Stakes field
PP Horse Jockey Odds
1 Soldat Garcia 2-1
2 Gourmet Dinner Dominguez 5-1
3 El Grayling Maragh 15-1
4 Casper's Touch Solis 6-1
5 Bowman's Causeway Leparoux 20-1
6 Racing Aptitude Lezcano 30-1
7 To Honor and Serve Velazquez 8-5
8 Shackleford Castanon 8-1