01/26/2012 4:48PM

Gulfstream Park: Allowance draws intriguing cast of 3-year-olds

Barbara D. Livingston
Casual Trick, runner-up in the Gulfstream Park Derby, is entered in an allowance race Sunday at Gulfstream Park.

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. –  While the Holy Bull will be the focus of Sunday’s card, an allowance for 3-year-olds held about 90 minutes earlier will garner a lot of attention as well.

Nine 3-year-olds were entered in the first-level allowance race at 1 1/16 miles, including Casual Trick, runner-up in the Gulfstream Park Derby; El Padrino, third as the favorite in the Grade 2 Remsen; and Take Charge Indy, fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. The race is carded as the seventh.

Casual Trick, a son of Bernardini, fell a half-length short of Reveron in the Gulfstream Park Derby on New Year’s Day. He will break from post 7 under John Velazquez.

El Padrino, beaten three-quarters of a length by O’Prado Again in the Remsen at Aqueduct, is making his 3-year-old debut as is Take Charge Indy, who fired a bullet five-furlong workout at Palm Meadows on Monday.