Ete Indien can blaze the way to Holy Bull score

The Grade III, $250,000 Holy Bull Stakes anchors Saturday’s action at Gulfstream Park. The 1 1/16th-mile heat for three-year-olds, which offers 10 Kentucky Derby points to the winner down to one point for running fourth, drew a field of seven led by the highly-touted TIZ THE LAW. The Holy Bull, carded as the 11th of…

Cleopatra’s Strike, United tough to split in San Marcos

The Grade II, $200,000 San Marcos Stakes puts California’s best turf horses in the spotlight at Santa Anita this Saturday. The 1 1/4-mile heat will see six older runners go postward, including former stakes winners CLEOPATRA’S STRIKE and OSCAR DOMINGUEZ and rising star UNITED. Post time for the San Marcos, the seventh of a scheduled…

Shotski seeks second straight stakes score in Withers

Eight three-year-olds will go postward in pursuit of precious Kentucky Derby points in Saturday’s Withers Stakes at Aqueduct. The Grade III, $250,000 event carries 17 points in all, divided 10-4-2-1 to the first through fourth-place finishers. Post time for the 1 1/8-mile Withers, the eighth of nine races on the program, is 4:25 p.m. ET….

Diamond Oops gets tepid nod in wide-open Pegasus

The Grade I, $3 million Pegasus World Cup highlights the Saturday action at Gulfstream Park. Following the defections of Spun to Run and Omaha Beach, a field of 10 will line up for this 1 1/8-mile heat. Post time for the Pegasus, the finale on a 12-race program, is estimated for 5:34 p.m. ET. #3…

Silver Prospector should strike again in Smarty Jones

The $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes, the first step on Arkansas’ road to the Kentucky Derby, takes place this Friday at Oaklawn Park. The opening day feature at the Hot Springs oval drew a field of nine. The three-year-olds colts will be tasked with a one-mile trip in the Smarty Jones, which goes as the eighth…