Street Sense Breezes at Churchill Downs

Although a steady rain fell throughout the early morning, the main track at Churchill Downs was labeled fast Oct. 26 when James B. Tafel's Street Sense breezed five furlongs in 1:01 1/5 in preparation for the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).

With regular jockey Calvin Borel aboard, the son of Street Cry got the first quarter mile in :26 and the last quarter in ":23 and change," according to trainer Carl Nafzger.

"It was a good work," said Nafzger, who saddled Unbridled to win the 1990 Breeders' Cup Classic. "I'm happy with how he's doing. If he comes out of this OK, he will be entered."

Since breaking his maiden at Arlington Park in his second career start, Street Sense finished third in both the Arlington-Washington Breeders' Cup Futurity (gr. III) and the Lane's End Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) at Keeneland.

"Fitness is part of the program with a 2-year-old and that's what we're trying to do with him," said Nafzger, noting that the colt would have another shorter workout before Breeders' Cup Day on Nov. 4.

With the Churchill Downs backside still relatively quiet and a paucity of Breeders' Cup horses on the grounds, the only other workout Thursday by a pre-entered horse was the three furlong breeze in :35 4/5 by 2-year-old filly Cohiba Miss. The Kentucky Cup Juvenile Fillies winner is second on the "preference" list for the Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), and would only be in the 14-horse starting field should two horses selected into the race scratch.

Trained by Bernie Flint, the 2-year-old daughter of Cat Thief has won three of eight starts for owner Mike Rutherford.