(Dubyuhnell / Photo Courtesy of NYRA)
From the Gulfstream Park Media Team:
West Paces Racing LLC and Stonestreet Stables LLC’s Dubyuhnell, who captured the Remsen (G2) at Aqueduct in his final juvenile start, heads a list of 30 nominees for the $250,000 Holy Bull (G3), scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 4 at Gulfstream Park.
The Holy Bull, a 1 1/16-mile stakes for 3-year-olds on the Gulfstream’s Road to the Triple Crown, will headline a program with four other graded stakes for 3-year-olds – The $175,000 Kitten’s Joy (G3), $175,000 Sweetest Chant (G3), $125,000 Claiborne Swale (G3) and $125,000 Forward Gal (G3).
Trained by Danny Gargan, Dubyuhnell pressed the pace in the 1 1/8-mile Remsen before edging away to a half-length victory. The son of Good Magic, who debuted with a fourth-place finish in a seven-furlong sprint at Saratoga Sept. 3, rallied from off the pace to graduate Oct. 2 at a mile at Aqueduct before capturing the Remsen.
The first three finishes in the Jan. 1 Mucho Macho Man, the first stakes on the road to the $1 million Curlin Florida Derby (G1), are nominated to the Holy Bull. Daniel Walters, Dennis G. Smith, Anthony Smith and trainer Rohan Crichton’s Legacy Isle, Aldana Gonzalez Racing LLC and Lisa and Steve Ballou’s Dreaming of Kona and Vegso Racing Stable’s Lord Miles finished 1-2-3 in the one-turn mile Mucho Macho Man. Legacy Isle, who had easily won his first two career starts, was disqualified for drifting out in the stretch and placed second. Aldana Speith-trained Dreaming of Kona was placed first.
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