Triple Bend Invitational H. (gr. I)

(gr. I , 7f ,)

STREET BOSS (CH h, 119 lb) $180,000
Street Cry (IRE) —Blushing Ogygian , by Ogygian
B—Brilliant Stable, Inc., KY.; O—Blue Gate Corp., Headley, Bruce and Naify, Marsha; T—Bruce Headley

Elite Squadron (CH h, 119 lb) $60,000
Officer —Sweet Mama , by High Brite
B—Matt Herbener, KY.; O—Tom R. Walters; T—James E. Baker

Tropic Storm (B g, 115 lb) $36,000
Stormy Atlantic —Diplomatic Angel , by Valid Appeal
B—Arthur I. Appleton, FL.; O—West Point Thoroughbreds; T—Craig Dollase

Margins: ½, 2¼, 1¾. Others: Global Hunter (ARG) 115($18,000) , Desert Code 117($6,000) , High Standards 114 . Winning Jockey, David Romero Flores.

Even though he had to go five-wide, Street Boss continued to show California sprinters whoÕs the boss as he took the July 5 Triple Bend Invitational Handicap (gr. I) by a half-length over Elite Squadron.

The 4-year-old Street Cry colt came into the race off a one length victory in the May 10 Los Angeles Handicap (gr. III), which was his first attempt at stakes company. He has now won four consecutive sprints in California.

ÒBeing five-wide was scary because itÕs hard to win losing that much ground,Ó said Street BossÕ trainer and co-owner Bruce Headley. ÒI was very pleased with the race.Ó

Headley owns the chestnut colt in partnership with Marsha Naify and Simon YuÕs Bluegate Corp. Street Boss was acquired through agent Worldwide Bloodstock for $300,000 at the 2005 Keeneland September yearling sale where he was consigned by Woods Edge Farm, agent.

Brilliant Stable bred Street Boss out of the stakes-placed Ogygian mare Blushing Ogygian, who has since been sold. Don and Dana MyersÕ Swifty Farms bought the chestnut mare in foal to UnbridledÕs Song for $425,000 at the 2005 Keeneland November mixed sale from Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

Street Boss is the second foal to race out of Blushing Ogygian, whose offspring have all come with high expectations. Street BossÕ older half-sister, Habiboo, was a $210,000 Keeneland yearling and went on to be grade II-placed. Blushing OgygianÕs first foal, a colt by UnbridledÕs Song, sold for $400,000 as a yearling at Keeneland in 2001, but died later that year.

Blushing Ogygian was barren to Malibu Moon the year after she produced Street Boss. She has a 2-year-old UnbridledÕs Song colt who was purchased by Leprechaun Racing, agent, for $215,000 at last yearÕs Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale.

The 14-year-old mare, who was not bred for this year, has a yearling Speightstown filly and is in foal to Half Ours.

Street Cry is the sire of 18 stakes winners including Zenyatta, who won the July 5 Vanity Handicap (gr. I), and Summer Doldrums, who won the July 4 Presque Isle Mile Stakes. The 10-year-old son of Machiavellian stands at Darley near Lexington for $100,000.ÑA.H.D.