Won at 3AVENTURA S.
( 7f , defeating Yesbyjimminy, Our Sacred Honor, Green Vegas, Finallymadeit, James Wilfred, Silver Source, Blue Bullet, Dippi Trippi ).
While the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) might not be on his radar screen at the moment, Street Magician worked a little hocus pocus on the 3-year-old division with an impressive half-length score in the Aventura Stakes at Gulfstream Park after an eye-opening eight-length maiden special weight win one race back.
Street Magician covered the seven furlong Aventura distance in 1:22.38. Yesbyjimminy was second, with Our Sacred Honor a neck farther back in third.
The lightly-raced Street Magician has two wins and one third-place finish in three career starts. He has earned $101,220.
“I was privileged last year to be a part of the (Kentucky) Derby and Preakness (gr. I) with Sweetnorthernsaint, and we all got to see what Bernardini did with a similar background (lightly-raced) to this colt,” said trainer Michael Trombetta. “This one is a little late to come around, but we’re going to take it one step at a time, see how he comes out of it. He was slow to mature, but he’s really changed a lot this winter.”
Next up for Street Magician is the grade III Withers (Aqueduct on April 28).
Trombetta conditions the homebred Street Magician for R. Larry Johnson who bred the colt’s first two dams, Magical Meadow and in partnership with James Kehoe, Special Kell. Street Magician is the first stakes winner to represent his female family.
Johnson still owns both mares and each has Virginia-bred yearling. Magical Meadow produced a More Than Ready filly and Special Kell has a Kafwain colt.
Street Magician was purchased by Sabine Stable for $160,00 at the 2005 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale from the consignment of Needham-Betz Thoroughbreds, agent. The colt was consigned by Eddie Woods, agent, to the 2006 Fasig-Tipton Calder 2-year-olds in training sale but he was withdrawn before the sale date.
Street Cry is the sire of Street Magician and five other added-money winners, including additional 2007 stakes winners 2006 champion 2-year-old male Street Sense (gr. III) and 2006 champion juvenile male and Summer Doldrums. Street Cry stands at Darley near Lexington. His 2007 fee is $50,000.—L.D.
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