Meet the Contenders: 2024 Holy Bull

January 30th, 2024

Meet the horses running in the 2024 Holy Bull at Gulfstream Park this Saturday. For each horse, we're listing a pro, a con, and a rating of potential. The star rating of 1 to 5 represents opportunity to perform well. Be sure to follow these contenders by adding them to your stable alerts.

Hades wins at Gulfstream (Photo by Coglianese Photogrraphy / Credit to Ryan Thompson)

#1 Hades                           **

Pro: Rapidly improving gelding one of two undefeated horses here.

Con: Faced far lesser in two December wins; tested for class.

Inveigled wins at Gulfstream Park (Photo by Coglianese Photography)

#2 Inveigled                      ***

Pro: Indiana-bred has gotten a piece of the purse each race; picks up Irad Ortiz.

Con: Didnโ€™t muster a serious rally hopping back into stakes company Jan. 

Otello wins the Mucho Macho Man (Photo by Coglianese Photography / Credit to Lauren King)

#3 Otello                           ****

Pro: Won narrowly both starts, including Mucho Macho Man S.; should stretch out.

Con: Stakes win was not especially fast and needs to improve several lengths.

Dancing Groom (Photo by Coglianese Photography)

#4 Dancing Groom             **

Pro: Outfinished Fierceness in Champagne (G1), though still beaten more than 10 lengths.

Con: No threat in either stakes try; adds blinkers after showing limited early speed.

No More Time wins at Gulfstream Park (Photo by Coglianes Photography / Credit to Ryan Thompson)

[SCRATCHED] #5 No More Time              **

Pro: Didnโ€™t start or settle well in Mucho Macho Man; perhaps capable of better.

Con: Finished behind three rivals he meets again here.

Domestic Product (Photo by Coglianese Photography)

#6 Domestic Product         ***

Pro: Connections staying optimistic after Remsen (G2) flop in the mud.

Con: Latest effort might indeed prove to be a true bill, or close to it.


Fierceness winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) at Santa Anita (Photo by

Fierceness winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) at Santa Anita (Photo by

#7 Fierceness                    *****

Pro: Early Derby favorite has tremendous edge in class, speed figures.

Con: Juvenile champs Hansen, Shanghai Bobby, Classic Empire all met defeat in this race.

#8 Sea Streak                    **

Pro: New Jersey-bred gelding has won or placed in all four starts.

Con: Showed more speed with blinkers last time but might prefer to avoid pace duel.