Holy Bull Stakes Handicapping Picks
Horse racing gamblers are you looking for 2022 Holy Bull Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping Odds…plus some predictions? Need some advice on who to take? The 2022 Holy Bull Stakes is set for February 5 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Here’s a preview of our top contenders.
Holy Bull Stakes Stakes Preview
- Race: Holy Bull Stakes
- Purse: $250,000
- Track: Gulfstream Park
- Date: February 5
- Post Time: 5:10 PM (ET)
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2022 Holy Bull Stakes Handicapping
The first of three major prep races for the 2022 Kentucky Derby goes this Saturday with the running of the (G3) Holy Bull Stakes. The Holy Bull will be followed by the (G2) Fountain of Youth on March 5 and the (G1) Florida Derby on April 2.
The Holy Bull will award Derby qualifying points on a 10-4-2-1 scale to the top four finishers. The race is run at 1 1/16 miles on the Gulfstream dirt and has drawn a solid betting field of nine starters.
Odds listed here are provided by Bovada’s racebook.
2022 Holy Bull Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Giant Game Race Odds: 7-2
Drawn to the outside post, Giant Game makes his return to the track for the first time since running third in the (G1) Breeders’ Cup Juvenile last November. In the BC Juvenile he looked to be a threat as they came off the final turn but was unable to run down the top two.
Prior to that he scored his maiden win by a comfortable three lengths racing 1 1/16 miles at Keeneland.
Trainer Dale Romans looks for his first Holy Bull win, jockey Luis Saez was the winning rider in 2014.
2022 Holy Bull Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Mo Donegal Race Odds: 5-2
Already on the Derby qualifying leaderboard with 10 points, Mo Donegal goes for another win that will put him tantalizingly close to the Derby gate.
He gained those points with a win in the (G3) Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct in January where he went to the lead in mid-stretch and battled to the wire to win by a nose. That was run at 1 1/8 miles, so the distance here shouldn’t be a problem.
Trainer Todd Pletcher has won the race on two previous occasions. The jock is Irad Ortiz Jr.
2022 Holy Bull Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Simplification Race Odds: 4-1
A wire-to-wire open-lengths winner last out in the Mucho Macho Man Stakes going one mile at Gulfstream, Simplification now steps up to take on graded-stakes winners for the first time.
He has been a bit erratic in his four-race career, as prior to the Mucho Macho Man he was a well-beaten third as the heavy favourite in an allowance-level race. Prior to that, he looked incredible in getting his maiden win by more than 16 lengths going just six furlongs.
He’s trained by Antonio Sano, while jockey Javier Castellano tries for his third Holy Bull win.
2022 Holy Bull Stakes Free Pick & Handicapping: Tiz The Bomb Race Odds: 6-1
Another one that has been away from the races since the Breeders’ Cup, Tiz The Bomb actually raced in the BC Juvenile Turf event where he came from way off the pace to get up for the second-place money.
That was his third turf start in a row as previously he had won the (G2) Bourbon Stakes on the grass at Keeneland, and the Kentucky Juvenile Stakes at Kentucky Downs.
Trainer Ken McPeek and jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. teamed up to win the race in 2019.
Here’s My 2022 Holy Bull Stakes Free Pick.
I really liked the effort put in by Mo Donegal in the Remsen where he refused to give in to a very tough rival in the stretch drive.
However at the same time I’m intrigued with Tiz The Bomb in this spot. Normally I’m wary of horses that have had success on the turf switching to the dirt, but in this case he has a maiden win on the dirt so it would seem he can handle the surface.
All things being equal he has the best back-class in the field and at a nice price in the morning line odds he’s my pick to win.
Full Field: Holy Bull Stakes Odds
(By post position)
- #1 – Gait 15-1
- #2 – Mo Donegal 5-2
- #3 – Eloquist 20-1
- #4 – Simplification 4-1
- #5 – Cajun’s Magic 8-1
- #6 – Tiz The Bomb 6-1
- #7 – Spin Wheel 20-1
- #8 – White Abarrio 6-1
- #9 – Giant Game 7-2
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