Short field expected for Holy Bull// Updated Kentucky Derby Futures// Dutrow saga won’t go away

The Holy Bull (G3) on January 29th looks to be a bad betting race.  As of now, only four horses are committed, including 2-year-old champion Hansen.  The other three according to DRF include Algorithms, Consortium, and My Adonis. Fort Loudon, who finished 7th in the Breeders Cup Juvenile (G1) won by Hansen, could make the field five deep// Updated future odds were released from Wynn Las Vegas.  Twelve new additions and several big drops including yesterday’s Smarty Jones Stakes winner Junebugred from 300-1 to 100-1.  As much as I like Sky Kingdom, 35-1 just doesn’t seem fair for an allowance winner in January.  Union Rags and Liaison remain the co-favorites at 12-1//The saga of King and Crusader’s disqualification from the Maryland Juvenile Championship won’t go away.  Now the owner has filed an appeal// Dale Romans-trained Cozzeti apparently had a nice workout Sunday on turf and is pointing for the Kitten’s Joy Stakes on Saturday at Gulfstream//Surprisingly little news on Saturday’s Lecomte (G3) at the Fairgrounds.  Entries should be drawn tomorrow. A large field is expected.



Rousing Sermon- SA- 6F- 1.14:80- H- 1/1
Night Tide- SA- 5F- 59:80- H- 6/29
Hakama- FH- 3F- 37:00- B- 1/4
Thursby- PMM- 5F- 1.05:40- B- 3/6 (Turf)
Late report from 1/10/12: Ever So Lucky- CAMDEN- 5F- 1.02:00- B- 1/2 (Turf)

Speed Figures*
Top winning 3yo BRIS figs last wk: Ecabroni-97; Hardened Wildcat-97; Two Seventeen-96; Spring Hill Farm-96; Silver Max-96; Phantom Fury-96

Winning 3yo Beyers last week: Ecabroni-84; Hardened Wildcat-86; Two Seventeen-82; Spring Hill Farm-79; Silver Max-86; Phantom Fury-84.