Audible’s Derby Intentions Heard Loud And Clear With Holy Bull Win
By Margaret Ransom
China Horse Club International, SF Racing and WinStar Farm’s Audible ran right into the South Florida Kentucky Derby (GI) picture with an impressive 5 ½-length romp in the $350,000 Holy Bull Stakes (GII) at Gulfstream Park under Javier Castellano. In doing so, the son of Into Mischief, who is trained by Todd Pletcher, earned 10 points toward making the gate in Louisville on the first Saturday in May and emerged as one of the better sophomores headed toward the Triple Crown trail based in the Sunshine State this winter.
At odds of more than 3-1, Audible paid $8.40, $4.40 and $3.20. Free Drop Billy, at odds of nearly 7-2, completed the $37.80 exacta for $2 and was good for $4.40 and $3. Tiz Mischief was another 7 ¾ lengths back in third and paid $3 at 3-1. The $1 trifecta paid $64.20.
Enticed, as the 9-5 favorite, finished fourth and was followed by Pony Up, Tip Sheet, Bandito, Master Manipulator and Aequor. Hollywood Star and Mississippi were withdrawn.
From the gate, Master Manipulator… (more)