Zito has brought all his Derby hopefuls along slowly, and still has Champagne (gr. I) winner Birdstone and Iroquois (gr. III) and Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) winner The Cliff's Edge awaiting their 3-year-old debuts.Hitthegroundrunnin, an allowance winner at Calder, returns to a sprint after finishing far back in the 1 1/16-mile Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III). Seneca Summer, winner of the Texas Stallion Stakes at Retama, also was beaten off in the Holy Bull. All True, also owned by Buckram Oak, and trained by Ralph Ziadie, has a second in the Affirmed division of the Florida Stallion Stakes to his credit.
Buckram Oak Farm's Eurosilver, runaway winner of the Lane's End Breeders' Futurity (gr. II) at Keeneland, has been entered in a seven-furlong allowance race at Gulfstream on Feb. 4. The son of Unbridled's Song will face five opponents.Eurosilver, winner of two his three career starts for trainer Nick Zito, will be ridden by regular rider Javier Castellano.The others entered are All True, Tenace, Seneca Summer, Hitthegroundrunnin, and Mr. Piano Man.