“A relentless Dialed In came from last on a speed-favoring Gulfstream Park main track to get up in the final couple of strides over 68-1 outsider Shackleford by a head in the $1 million Florida Derby (gr. I) April 3 (VIDEO) .
The exciting finish puts Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito and Dialed In’s owner Robert LaPenta firmly in the picture for this year’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with five weeks to go before the first Saturday in May. Zito and LaPenta won last year’s Florida Derby with Ice Box, who went on to finish second in the Kentucky Derby.