Jace’s Road an impressive debut winner at Ellis Park (Coady Photography)
LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Albaugh Family Stables and West Point Thoroughbreds’ Jace’s Road, an impressive debut winner and recent third-place finisher in the $300,000 Iroquois Stakes (Grade III), tops a competitive field of 11 colts that were entered in Sunday’s featured 10th running of the $200,000 Street Sense (GIII) as part of “Stars of Tomorrow I” at Churchill Downs.
Sunday’s opening day of the 19-day Fall Meet stand will get underway at 1 p.m. (all times Eastern) and showcase all 2-year-old races. The 11-race program also features the $200,000 Rags to Riches for fillies run at 1 1/16 miles in Race 6. The Street Sense will go as Race 10 at 5:35 p.m.
Inaugurated in 2005, Churchill Downs’ Stars of Tomorrow programs have helped launch the careers of numerous graded stakes winners, including more than 50 Grade I winners led by Horse of the Year champions Gun Runner (2017) and Rachel Alexandra (2009); Kentucky Derby winners Super Saver (2010) and Mandaloun (2021); and Longines Kentucky Oaks winners Rachel Alexandra (2009), Believe You Can (2012), Monomoy Girl (2018) and Secret Oath (2022).
Many of the horses running Sunday will be prepping for “Stars of Tomorrow II” which will be staged four weeks later on Saturday, Nov. 26.
Jace’s Road won his career debut at Ellis Park by 6 ¼ lengths for trainer Brad Cox. He returned in the Iroquois where he was defeated 1 ½ lengths by $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) contender Curly Jack and 54-1 longshot and fellow Street Sense rival Honed. Since the Iroquois, Jace’s Road has worked three times at Churchill Downs with Florent Geroux in the saddle. Jace’s Road’s co-owner, Albaugh Family Stables, won last year’s Street Sense with the Dale Romans-trained Howling Time.
Geroux will have the mount on Jace’s Road in the Street Sense and the duo will break from post No. 3.
There were 10 rivals that entered to face Jace’s Road in the Street Sense including With Anticipation Stakes (GIII) winner Boppy O, Ellis Park Juvenile winner Top Recruit and Shakopee Juvenile winner Two Phil’s.
Here is the complete field from the rail out (with jockey and trainer):
Top Recruit (Gerardo Corrales, Mike Maker); Boppy O (Adam Beschizza, Mark Casse); Jace’s Road (Geroux, Cox); Fliparino (Corey Lanerie, Rusty Arnold); Two Phil’s (Jareth Loveberry, Larry Rivelli); Red Route One (Ricardo Santana Jr., Steve Asmussen); Frosted Departure (Brian Hernandez Jr., Kenny McPeek); King Ice (James Graham, Bernie Flint); Honed (Julien Leparoux, Kenny McPeek); Hayes Strike (Rafael Bejarano, Kenny McPeek); and Western Ghent (Martin Garcia, D. Wayne Lukas).
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Churchill Downs Press Release
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