A talented field of 10 sophomores will vie at Gulfstream Park on Saturday in the $350,000 Holy Bull Stakes (G2). The Road to the Kentucky Derby event is led by unbeaten Grade 2 winner Maximus Mischief, though the field is full of promising prospects.

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Here’s a look at the cast:

GARTER AND TIE

Garter and Tie Career Racing Stats

7 Starts
2 Wins
2 Place
2 Show
Total Career Earnings: $283,470

Top BRIS Speed rating (103) in Smooth Air Stakes win

Owner: Jacks or Better Farm Inc.
Breeder: Jacks or Better Farm Inc. (FL)
Trainer: Ralph Nicks
Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione

Sire: Brooks n’ Down
Dam: Garter Belt
Color: Dark Bay

This Florida-bred colt draws well inside and comes into the race with a pair of stakes wins on the oval. The talented sophomore also finished second at the distance against stakes competition and was a respectable third in the Mucho Macho Man Stakes in advance of this one. The contender will never be far back while stalking the pace.


FEDERAL CASE

Federal Case Career Racing Stats

2 Starts
2 Wins
0 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $64,200

Top BRIS Speed rating (94) in allowance victory

Owner: Robert and Lawana Low
Breeder: Kings Way Farm (KY)
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Jockey: Javier Castellano

Sire: Gemologist
Dam: Delilahjane
Color: Bay

The unbeaten prospect made good in his first race since being acquired for a hefty $650,000 in November. The Todd Pletcher trainee was game in a recent allowance coup and shows a pair of bullet morning drills since. The Kentucky-bred picks up Javier Castellano for his stakes debut.


EPIC DREAMER

Epic Dreamer Career Racing Stats

3 Starts
1 Wins
1 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $56,250

Top BRIS Speed rating (93) in maiden debut

Owner: Epic Racing LLC
Breeder: J.D. Stuart et al’s (KY)
Trainer: Kelly Breen
Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.

Sire: Orb
Dam: Dixie Crisp
Color: Dark Bay

The sophomore colt comes off of an even finish when sixth while favored in the recent Springboard Mile Stakes. The $185,000 two-year-old buy has shown a lot of improvement and figures to move forward here. The dark bay loses Javier Castellano but picks up Eclipse Award-winning pilot Irad Ortiz Jr.


EVERFAST

Everfast Career Racing Stats

6 Starts
1 Wins
0 Place
1 Show
Total Career Earnings: $42,685

Top BRIS Speed rating (85) in Iroquois Stakes fifth-place

Owner: Calumet Farm
Breeder: Extern Developments (KY)
Trainer: Dale Romans
Jockey: Chris Landeros

Sire: Take Charge Indy
Dam: Awesome Surprise
Color: Bay

The Kentucky-bred has been trounced in his trio of graded tries to date. The $47,000 yearling purchase was a distant fourth with allowance foes at Gulfstream Park most recently and he would be a big surprise in this strong field.


HARVEY WALLBANGER

Harvey Wallbanger Career Racing Stats

4 Starts
1 Wins
3 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $91,200

Top BRIS Speed rating (89) in debut maiden second-place finish

Owner: Harold Lerner LLC et al’s
Breeder: Tony Holmes and Dr. and Mrs. Walter Zent (KY)
Trainer: Kenny McPeek
Jockey: Brian Hernandez, Jr.

Sire: Congrats
Dam: Adorabell
Color: Bay

This recent maiden hero has been a consistent performer to date and owns a trio of runs at 1 1/16 miles under his belt. The sophomore colt has trained swiftly on the surface and he will likely get a swift pace to aid his late run at a price.


MIHOS

Mihos Career Racing Stats

3 Starts
2 Wins
0 Place
1 Show
Total Career Earnings: $108,800

Top BRIS Speed rating (100) in Mucho Macho Man Stakes win

Owner: Centennial Farms
Breeder: Wayne, Gray and Bryan Lyster (KY)
Trainer: James Jerkens
Jockey: John Velazquez

Sire: Cairo Prince
Dam: Feline Flatline
Color: Bay

This improving prospect ran down a clear one en route to a game win in the Mucho Macho Man Stakes here last out. The Kentucky-bred has moved forward with each lifetime outing and will have John Velazquez in the controls for the initial time. The bay is an obvious prime player in the field.


COME ON GERRY

Come on Gerry Career Racing Stats

2 Starts
1 Wins
0 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $24,325

Top BRIS Speed rating (95) in winning maiden race

Owner: Albaugh Family Stables LLC
Breeder: Anderson Farms Ont. Inc. (ON)
Trainer: Dale Romans
Jockey: Robby Albarado

Sire: Elusive Quality
Dam: Halo’s Verse
Color: Dark Bay

Lightly raced sort was a superb maiden winner in a second lifetime showing and could be any kind going forward. $335,000 yearling purchase led throughout in a strong local showing in preparation of his first try with winners. Interesting prospect will be in the mix early once again.


MAXIMUS MISCHIEF

Maximus Mischief Career Racing Stats

3 Starts
3 Wins
0 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $192,100

Top BRIS Speed rating (106) in Remsen Stakes (G2) score

Owner: Cash is King LLC and L C Racing
Breeder: Martha Jane Mulholland (KY)
Trainer: Robert Reid Jr.
Jockey: Jose Ortiz

Sire: Into Mischief
Dam: Reina Maria
Color: Bay

This horse to beat has yet to be headed from a trio of stylish lifetime performances. The colt answered his distance test in the Remsen Stakes (G2) most recently and is training swiftly in advance of his three-year-old bow. The $340,000 juvenile purchase will team with Jose Ortiz for the first time.


GLADIATOR KING

Gladiator King Career Racing Stats

8 Starts
3 Wins
1 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $93,800

Top BRIS Speed rating (96) in Inaugural Stakes victory

Owner: Thoroughbreds Training Center
Breeder: Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC (KY)
Trainer: Jamie Mejia
Jockey: Carlos Montalvo

Sire: Curlin
Dam: Golden Dawn
Color: Chestnut

This eight-race veteran brings speed to the fray but the form is lacking, evidenced by a pair of last-place finishes in succession. The all-or-nothing type will face early pressure in this one and he would be a shocker to finish in the top three. The three-year-old has been last in each of his two prior runs at Gulfstream Park.


GOING FOR GOLD

Going for Gold Career Racing Stats

2 Starts
0 Wins
2 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $16,800

Top BRIS Speed rating (87) in finishing second in maiden debut

Owner: Ron Paolucci Racing LLC
Breeder: Machmer Hall, Craig and Carrie Brogden (KY)
Trainer: Robert Hess Jr.
Jockey: Albin Jimenez

Sire: Atreides
Dam: Smart Indeed
Color: Dark Bay

The speedy maiden has missed by a head and a neck from a pair of career sprint races to date. The gelding adds blinkers on the barn change, though he hooks a fine field combined with drawing the widest post. The Kentucky-bred will be sent early to try and lead the field from the opening bell.