$80,000 Street Sense Headlines Opening Day at Churchill

$80,000 Street Sense Headlines Opening Day at Churchill

Category : News - Sun 01/11/2015 - 17:21 EST

Opening day of the Churchill Downs fall meeting kicks off with the $80,000 Street Sense for two year-olds going a flat mile.

The original 7/2 morning line favorite, Siding Spring, opted to run in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Keeneland on October 31 where he finished tenth. Favoritism will likely go to Tom’s Ready or Discreetness, both of whom were listed at 4/1 on the original morning line odds. Tom’s Ready, trained by Dallas Stewart, broke his maiden last out in career start number three, defeating maiden special weight foes September 26 at Churchill. Prior to that effort, the Pennsylvania bred son of More Than Ready ran fifth in the Grade 1 Hopeful September 7 at Saratoga despite entering the race as a maiden. Brian Hernandez will ride breaking from post 6.

Discreetness goes for first stakes score 

Discreetness has a pair of wins under his belt in three starts for trainer William Fires, breaking his maiden August 6 on the Polytrack at Arlington Park and returning to defeat allowance foes September 12 at Churchill while proving his ability to handle a conventional dirt surface. Sandwiched between those wins, Discreetness finished sixth in the Grade 3 Arlington-Washington Futurity August 22. Jon Court gets the call breaking from post 3.

Shogood tries dirt 

At 9/2, Shogood won the Arlington-Washington Futurity, but has yet to race over conventional dirt, making three starts at Arlington. The Scott Becker trainee has not raced since the August 22 stakes win and has two wins in three starts to go with a second-place effort in his debut.  

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