Two-year-old HOY, Hansen is ready to make his debut as a three-year-old. Today he takes his undefeated record to the one turn, one mile (GIII) Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The morning-line favorite at 6-5 has only five other challengers to contend with. On paper his competition looks to be Consortium and Algorithms who are both coming off a 1-2 finish in an allowance race here at Gulfstream just last month. Both are running in their first graded stakes race and looking to make an early splash onto the Derby Trail.
Holy Bull (GIII)
1/29 Gulfstream Park @ 4:45 EST
4) Hansen: 6-5
Proved he can go wire to wire with the best of the best in the 1 1/16 mile Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Already a tough horse to run down, cutting back to the mile distance will make it even that much harder.
6) Algorithms: 5-2First time going a mile, the son of Bernardini has the pedigree to go the distance.
2) Consortium: 3-1
First time going a mile, the son of Bernardini has the pedigree to go the distance.