It’s an interesting day in Hallandale, with the return of Hansen the 2011 two year old champ in the Grade 3, 1 mile Holy Bull Stakes.
The white flash has had his own way in his short, yet illustrious career. He is a dual surface winner on both poly and dirt and is making his first start as a three year old in this Derby prep.
And it won’t be easy. I am in the Consortium consortium. This Bernadini colt looks to be progressing nicely, will be getting first time Lasix. He is getting 6 lbs from Hansen too. I think he still has some move forward and I think he and Algorithms (with both having a wins over the track) will give the champ all he can handle.
In the Forward Gal, I like Say A Novena. She is adding blinkers, has a recent bullet (with blinks on?) has a good outside draw, and I love the breeding. Kind of close to home, I follow all the quick Songandaprayers as my dad found his dam, Alizia. ( Premiership) Speed over the stamina Dynaformer line, is always dangerous. She should turn the tables on Sacristy. And it is SUNDAY. Maybe another holy exacta.
Back it up to the 8th race, a maiden event for fillies on turf. While the Graham Motion filly (Coup) will take all the dough, and she should, I look for an improvement with Spinning Wildcat. The half to War Chant out of the Champion mare, Hollywood Wildcat looks to have some talent. Though J Lep opted for Coup, Spinning Wildcat gets leading rider Castellano.
Maybe Moonstock in the 4th? Off the layoff, maybe Mott has this horse figured out. None of the others seem to want to win.
Hope it’s a Lucky day!