Los Angeles H. (gr. III)
(gr. III , 6f ,)
Street Cry (IRE) Blushing Ogygian , by Ogygian
BBrilliant Stable, Inc., KY.; OBlue Gate Corp., Headley, Bruce and Naify, Marsha; TBruce Headley
Petionville Cayman Sunset , by Wolf Power (SAF)
BEverest Stables Inc., KY.; OEverest Stables, Inc.; TMarcelo Polanco
High Brite Tomato Paste , by Torsion
BHarris Farms, CA.; OHarris Farms, Inc.; TMartin F. Jones
Street Boss might be ready to be proclaimed the boss among West Coast sprinters. His victory in the May 10 Los Angeles Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park was his fourth triumph in five starts this year and the second in record time.
In the six-furlong Los Angeles, Street Boss set a track record of 1:07.55. He had started the year with a track-record-equaling mark of 1:01.27 for 51Ú2 furlongs at Santa Anita.
Street BossÕ win in the Los Angeles as the 7-5 favorite was anything but easy. Making his first added-money start, Street Boss trailed the field early after getting squeezed at the start and clipping his heels. He got it into high gear in the stretch and won by a length over last yearÕs winner Sailors Sunset.
ÒIÕve had some great sprinters, this is just his first (stakes) win, but he ran pretty fast today,Ó said trainer and co-owner Bruce Headley. ÒI think heÕs like (graded winner) Surf Cat and can sprint or route. I want to keep focused on the sprint because thatÕs what IÕm doing. IÕm not doing anything but sprinting because of the BreedersÕ Cup.
ÒThey were all out there running pretty fast so it looked like the pace set up just right. I had David (jockey Flores) watch the films. and thatÕs all.Ó
Headley races Street Boss with Marsha Naify and Simon YuÕs Bluegate. HeadleyÕs wife, Aase, and Naify are the owners of Surf Cat, who won this yearÕs seven-furlong San Carlos Handicap (gr. II) and the 11Ú16-mile Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II).
Bred in Kentucky by Brilliant Stable, Street Boss was bought by Headley through the efforts of Worldwide Bloodstock, agent, for $300,000 at the 2005 Keeneland September yearling sale. Woods Edge Farm consigned as agent.
Headley should know plenty about top sprinters. He trained and co-owned 2000 champion sprinter Kona Gold, who won that yearÕs BreedersÕ Cup Sprint (gr. I).
Street BossÕ dam, stakes-placed Blushing Ogygian, is owned by Don and Dana MyersÕ Swifty Farms, located near Seymour, Ind. The farm bought her in foal to UnbridledÕs Song for $425,000 at the 2005 Keeneland November breeding stock sale from Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
Blushing Ogygian did not produce an offspring this year and is in foal to Half Ours, who stands at Taylor Made near Nicholasville, Ky. Blushing OgygianÕs youngest offspring is a Speightstown yearling filly.
Street Cry, sire of Street Boss, has sired 17 stakes winners, including 2006 champion and last yearÕs Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Street Sense. Street CryÕs other stakes winners this year are Zenyatta (gr. I) and Sarthemare (in Australia). Street Cry stands for $100,000 at Sheikh MohammedÕs Darley near Lexington.ÑD.S.