Algorithms, sent off as the second choice at odds of 5/2, rolled by Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Hansen at the top of the stretch on his way to an easy win in the Grade 3 Holy Bull at Gulfstream Park. The Juvenile winner stumbled and broke in as he was leaving the gate and then flashed his trademark early speed to bound away from the field by almost four lengths on the backstretch. Algorithms, a winner at Gulfstream in his last race over allowance company, relaxed well early and chased down the tiring favorite after making a big move on the turn.
Hansen was keyed up early as he scorched early fractions of 23.64 and 22.03 in the first half mile in his first start over an off track. The name of his game is early speed, so you really can't fault the strategy. At the same time, he'll need to learn to reign in his aggression just a little bit if he is going to challenge his peers at longer distances. The Holy Bull wasn't a bad race for Hansen; he was able to hold second after setting a hot pace. But he'll need to improve off of this effort going forward.
My Adonis rallied to finish third, rounding out the trifecta.
Algorithms is a three-year-old son of Bernardini out of a Cryptoclearance mare (Ava Knowsthecode), trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by Javier Castellano. He is now a perfect three-for-three following prior wins at Belmont and Gulfstream Park.
Payouts, fractions and link to video replay below the jump.
Video Replay (via Gulfstream Park's YouTube page)
Win: 6-Algorithms ($7.00, $2.80, $2.40)
Place: 4-Hansen ($2.40, $2.10)
Show: 3-My Adonis ($4.00)
$1.00 Exacta: $8.10
$0.50 Trifecta: $25.35
$0.10 Superfecta: $15.85
$1.00 Double: $8.50
$1 Pick 3: $12.60
Result Chart (via DRF.com)