Greenpointcrusader will try to recapture his Champagne Stakes form when he takes on Mohaymen

Greenpointcrusader will try to recapture his Champagne Stakes form when he takes on Mohaymen

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Greenpointcrusader Seeks Holy Bull Redemption

Takes on Mohaymen and Conquest Big E

Trainer Dominick Schettino hopes Greenpointcrusader  puts a tough Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) run behind him when he begins his 3-year-old campaign.

The road to the Triple Crown begins in earnest Jan. 30 with Gulfstream's Holy Bull (gr. II), in which Greenpointcrusader (Bernardini ) confronts five opponents.

Greenpointcrusader won the Champagne (gr. I) on a sloppy Belmont track last year but was seventh to champion Nyquist  in the Juvenile, having been caught wide from post 10.

"He's fit and he looks good. He grew a lot and matured since the Breeders' Cup," Schettino said. "It was a tough race. I'm just drawing a line through it, and hopefully he shows us that on Saturday."

Greenpointcrusader has drawn gate five and will be ridden for the first time by John Velazquez.

Unbeaten Mohaymen  will start as the favorite after winning the Nashua and Remsen (both gr. II) last November over Flexibility, subsequently an easy winner of the Jan. 2 Jerome (gr. III).

Also entered are Fellowship, winner of the In Reality division of the Florida Sire Stakes, and the highly regarded Conquest Big E, winner of two of four starts.