A daughter of Street Sense commanded $475,000 to become the second highest-priced horse sold so far during the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training. Mike Repole, who was sitting beside trainer Todd Pletcher in the sale pavilion, purchased the bay juvenile March 14 during the first hour of the auction’s second session in Central Florida.
“I already paid a lot of money for two Street Senses last year that can’t run, so I figured maybe I’d get one out of three,” Repole said. “It’s not what I liked about her, it’s what Todd Pletcher, Ed Rosen, and Jim Martin liked about her. They all liked her. I just write the checks. Street Sense is actually starting to get some horses now. I think he’s a late developing sire. Everyone wants precocious 2-year-olds, but I think when it’s all said and done, he’s going to have some really, really nice 3-year-olds this year.”
The filly is a half sister to 2008 Schuylerville Stakes (gr. II) winner Jardin (by Montbrook), who finished second in the same year’s Spinaway Stakes (gr. I). She also is a half sister to 2005 Flash Stakes (gr. III) winner Beacon Shine (by Montbrook). Their dam, the winner Unlimited Pleasure (by Valid Appeal), finished second in the 2000 Cottage Flower Stakes at Calder Race Course.
Ocala Stud, agent, consigned the filly. The farm bred her in Florida.
“She is a big, ‘scopy,’ two-turn filly,” Pletcher said. “She worked well (covering a quarter mile in :21 3/5 during the under tack show) and she galloped out great. We also have confidence buying from Ocala Stud. She checked all the boxes.”