Another highly regarded 3-year-old nominated to but skipping the Holy
Bull is Santiva, winner of the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Cup at Churchill
Downs in his juvenile finale. Santiva is stabled at Palm Meadows this
winter, where he’s just beginning to gear up for his 3-year-old season.
“We backed off him in December and early January,” said trainer Eddie
Kenneally. “He’s just getting going against as far as breezing, and
we’ll target a late February return, probably in the Fountain of Youth.
Distance is what he needs, he’s definitely on the improve, and he’s
already won a graded stakes at Churchill Downs. We’ll probably look at
two preps before the Derby and all other races after the Fountain of
Youth are possibilities right now.”