The Grade II, $350,000 Holy Bull Stakes is the Saturday feature at Gulfstream Park. A field of 11 three-year-old colts will line up for this 1 1/16th-mile test. The Holy Bull is worth 10 Kentucky Derby points to the winner, down to one point for running fourth. Post time for the Holy Bull, the finale on a 12-race card, is 5:49 p.m. EST. As always, be sure to play along in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game!
#1 ENTICED (3-1, morning-line favorite) looks like the one to beat off his Kentucky Jockey Club win last time out. Despite taking a bump on the first turn, he managed to churn on near a solid pace and hold off TIZ MISCHIEF in the lane. ENTICED got a good post for this 1 1/16th-mile heat that features a short run to the first turn. Look for him to pounce on the tiring leaders as the top of the stretch nears. Joel Rosario has the call.
#4 AUDIBLE (6-1) has won two straight starts, his last by nearly 10 lengths at Aqueduct. This Todd Pletcher trainee lures Javier Castellano and sports a solid worktab heading into the Holy Bull. The extra 1/16th should be no problem for AUDIBLE, and he’ll enjoy a six-pound weight break from the top choice.
#7 TIZ MISCHIEF (4-1) was gaining late but couldn’t catch ENTICE in the Kentucky Jockey Club. This deep closer will try to turn the tables at Gulfstream, but stretch runners don’t fare as well here as they do at other venues like Churchill. However, he’s training remarkably well over this strip. Regular pilot Robby Albarado will ship in for the assignment.
#11 MISSISSIPPI (5-1) drew a terrible post but still has a shot to hit the board in the Holy Bull. This speedster was a game second in a Gulfstream allowance heat last time out, which came on the heels of a well-rated maiden score going one mile at Churchill. He would move up considerably if fellow frontrunner #10 AEQUOR scratched out. Julien Leparoux is the jockey.
The play: $3 exacta 1/4,7, $2 exacta 4,7/1, $1 exacta box 1/11 ($12)
DFJ analysis: Javier Castellano has some solid stakes mounts this Saturday at Gulfstream. He’ll be on Data Dependent (Sweetest Chant, 3-1 favorite), Channel Cat (Dania Beach), and AUDIBLE (Holy Bull). He also has the call on Variant Perception, a 4-1 shot for Chad Brown, in a maiden special weight.
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