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Violence strong, not flashy

Another steady performance at Gulfstream on Saturday could turn heads in the Fountain of Youth and have trainer Todd Pletcher smelling roses

Updated: February 21, 2013, 1:31 PM ET
By Gary West | Special to ESPN.com

Violence has a perfect record, and he just might be the perfect racehorse, a smooth blend of speed and stamina, an ideal partnership of physical ability and mental tractability. In other words, he's boring. Perfection always is, and he's likely to remain perfect after Saturday's Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park, a perfect contender for the Triple Crown.

Violence doesn't break stopwatches. Unlike some Triple Crown contenders you could probably name, he hasn't run away ...

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