Street Sense Arrives at Monmouth
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 10/20/2007 3:49:01 PM
Last Updated: 10/21/2007 1:43:40 PM
James Tafel's Street Sense, who will be one of the favorites for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I), arrived safely at Monmouth Park at 6:15 a.m. Oct. 19 after a van ride from Churchill Downs.
With trainer Carl Nafzger watching the colt's every move, Street Sense settled into his stall and rolled in the new straw bedding. The winner of this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Travers Stakes (gr. I) looked alert and relaxed when he got his bath a few hours later.
Nafzger said Street Sense will take it easy the remainder of the day and will walk under the shedrow overhang the following day. The colt, a homebred son of Street Cry—Bedazzle, by Dixieland Band, will get his first look at the Monmouth track when he gallops Oct. 21. He¹s scheduled to gallop again Oct. 22 and will have his final breeze Oct. 23 with regular rider Calvin Borel.
"He shipped well, and he looks great," Nafzger said. "Barring any unforeseen circumstances, he¹ll breeze Tuesday morning."
The trainer said Lady Joanne, his entrant in the $2 million Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), is slated to arrive at Monmouth by van from Kentucky Oct. 24. Lady Joanne, winner of the Alabama Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, most recently was second in the Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 7 at Keeneland.
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