Jockey Javier Castellano has the mount for Little Distorted in the Spectacular Bid.

Jockey Javier Castellano has the mount for Little Distorted in the Spectacular Bid.

Anne M. Eberhardt

Little Distorted Slated for Spectacular Bid

Son of Distorted Humor won his career debut impressively at Belmont Park Oct. 28.

Purchased privately following an impressive victory in his career debut, Little Distorted is scheduled to make his first start for Bonnie and Tommy Hamilton's Silverton Hill and trainer Darrin Miller in the Jan. 1 Spectacular Bid Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

The juvenile son of Distorted Humor  was previously conditioned by Michael Mareina for Kuehne Racing. Little Distorted impressed his new trainer with his training since switching barns early last month.

"He's a very impressive horse with a good demeanor," said Miller. "He's very easy to work with. He's a willing, accommodating horse."

Little Distorted posted eye-catching speed figures at Belmont Park Oct. 28 while upsetting favorite Revolutionary , a well-connected colt who broke his maiden at Aqueduct Racetrack by 8 1/2 lengths Dec. 28.

In his debut, Little Distorted drew off to score by 2 1/4 lengths after setting fast fractions in the six-furlong sprint.

"He's a big mover," said Miller, who saddled Dominican for a victory in the 2007 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I). "He's a talented horse who can turn it on and turn it off. He's a very athletic horse."

Jockey Javier Castellano has the mount for the Spectacular Bid, which attracted a field of six, including Merit Man, who was nosed out by Hightail  in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint at Santa Anita Park Nov 3.

While Miller hasn't set a schedule for Little Distorted, he expects the Kentucky-bred colt to participate in Gulfstream Park's program for 3-year-olds.