Sunday’s 11-race “Stars of Tomorrow” program
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Erv Woolsey and Keith Asmussen’s multiple graded stakes placed Super Stock headlines a field of seven colts and geldings that were entered in Sunday’s $98,000-added Street Sense, the co-headliner on opening day of the 24-day Fall Meet at Churchill Downs.
The 1 1/16-mile Street Sense for 2-year-olds will share Sunday’s spotlight with the $98,000-added Rags to Riches for 2-year-old fillies. The 11-race “Stars of Tomorrow” program will feature all juvenile races and has a first post of 1 p.m. (all times Eastern). The Street Sense and Rags to Riches will be run for the first time at 1 1/16 miles after previously run at one mile for the last seven editions. The Street Sense will go as Race 8 and Rags to Riches as Race 10 at 4:36 p.m. and 5:36 p.m., respectively.
Super Stock, a Steve Asmussen-trained Kentucky-bred son of Dialed In, broke his maiden Aug. 11 in the $113,000 Texas Futurity at Lone Star Park. The colt subsequently finished third in the $200,000 Iroquois presented by Ford (Grade III) and $400,000 Breeders’ Futurity (GI). Ricardo Santana Jr. has the call from post No. 7.
Among Super Stock’s challengers in the Street Sense is Fern Circle Stables and Three Chimney Farm’s impressive maiden winner King Fury. Named after the superstar boxer Tyson Fury, King Fury broke his maiden at Churchill Downs on Sept. 3 by 2 ¾ lengths. The colt attempted stakes company in the Breeders’ Futurity but finished eighth after racing four wide throughout. Brian Hernandez Jr., who was aboard King Fury for his maiden victory, will have the call in the Street Sense from post No. 4.
Field for the Street Sense:
1. Crime Spree (Mitchell Murrill, Eric Heitzmann)
2. Oncoming Train (Rafael Bejarano, Jimmy DiVito)
3. Arabian Prince (Joe Talamo, Dallas Stewart)
4. King Fury (Hernandez, Kenny McPeek)
5. Eucharist (Tyler Gaffalione, Rodolphe Brisset)
6. Franz Josef (Julien Leparoux, Glenn Wismer)
7. Super Stock (Santana, Asmussen)
The Street Sense annually serves as a stepping-stone to the $200,000 Jockey Club (GII), run on Nov. 28 at Churchill Downs.
Inaugurated in 2005, the Stars of Tomorrow programs at Churchill Downs have helped launch the careers of more than 50 future Grade I winners including Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, Kentucky Oaks winners Rachel Alexandra, Believe You Can and Monomoy Girl and Preakness (GI) winner Swiss Skydiver.
A total of 104 horses were entered in the body of Sunday’s card for an average of 9.45 horses per race.
Sunday’s National Weather Service forecast calls for cloudy conditions with highs in the high 60s. The rail on the Matt Winn Turf Course will be set in Lane 2, 15 feet off the inside hedge.
Churchill Downs Entries for Sunday, October 25
Photo: Super Stock wins the 2020 Texas Thoroughbred Futurity at Lonestar with Keith James Asmussen up. Credit: Dustin Orona Photography