In the races prior to Saturday's Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park, a couple of up-and-comers stamped themselves as three-year-olds to follow.

Marylou Whitney Stables' homebred Gorgeous Bird romped by seven lengths in the 4TH race. The well-bred gray is by Unbridled's Song from the family of Birdstone, who denied Smarty Jones' quest for the Triple Crown in the 2004 Belmont S. (G1).

Al Shaqab Racing's Khozan, a half-brother to multiple champion filly Royal Delta, was given a tough assignment from post 14 in his career debut. But the Todd Pletcher colt handled it like a pro and rolled to a 3 3/4-length score in a time faster than Barbados in the Hutcheson (G3) one race later.

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