Street Fancy (Street Sense)–a late-running third in the seven-furlong Desi Arnaz S. at Del Mar last out Nov. 15–unleashed a powerful rally in deep stretch beneath Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith to defeat Stays in Vegas (City Zip) by a length at odds of 6-1 in the GI Starlet S. at Los Alamitos. It was another three lengths back to longshot Sutton’s Smile (Paddy O’Prado) in third.
Steadied shortly after the break from her inside draw, Street Fancy was settled nicely while saving ground in sixth as stablemates Pretty N Cool (Scat Daddy) and Treasuring (Smart Strike) showed the way through fractions of :22.84 and :46.73. The bay still had her work cut out for her as Pretty N Cool seized command turning for home. That rival appeared to be going well in midstretch, but quickly faltered and opened the door for a powerful rail run from Street Fancy, who won impressively going away. Slightly favored Pacific Heat (Unusual Heat) tired to finish a disappointing eighth after sitting a stalking trip.
“She showed a lot of tenacity and fight and [jockey] Mike [Smith] says we still haven’t gotten to the bottom of her yet,” said trainer Phil D’Amato, the former assistant to the late Mike Mitchell, who saddled the first- and third-place finishers. “She can be a little temperamental at times and we’ve been working a lot with her to get her to relax and slowly but surely she’s been coming along. It’s been three different distances at three different tracks and today we got the big one. She’s a big, giant scopey filly. She looks twice the size of anybody else in this field. I knew she wanted to go two turns. I was just hoping today was the day she showed she wanted it and she did.’’
Street Fancy, a narrow debut winner going 5 1/2 furlongs at Santa Anita Oct. 18, RNA’d on four separate occasions, most recently earlier this year for $400,000 at the Barretts Select 2-year old sale. Her second dam is a half-sister to GI Kentucky Derby hero Fusaichi Pegasus (Mr. Prospector). Her stakes-winning dam Bold Angel (Cat Thief) had a Blame filly in 2014. The Agave Racing Stable colorbearer was bred in Kentucky by Hunter Valley Farm.
Saturday, Los Alamitos
STARLET S.-GI, $301,000, LRC, 12-12, 2yo, f, 1 1/16m, 1:44.42, ft.
1–#@&STREET FANCY, 120, f, 2, by Street Sense
1st Dam: Bold Angel (SW), by Cat Thief
2nd Dam: Fortyniner Fever, by Forty Niner
3rd Dam: Angel Fever, by Danzig
($100,000 RNA Wlg ’13 KEENOV; $115,000 RNA Ylg ’14 FTKJUL;
$34,000 RNA Ylg ’14 FTKOCT; $400,000 RNA 2yo ’15 BARMAR).
O-Agave Racing Stable; B-Hunter Valley Farm (KY); T-Philip
D’Amato; J-Mike E. Smith. $180,000. Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-1,
$223,200. Werk Nick Rating: A+. Click for the
eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Stays in Vegas, 120, f, 2, City Zip–Double Jackpot, by Broken
Vow. ($40,000 Ylg ’14 KEESEP). O-Jungle Racing LLC, KMN
Racing LLC & LNJ Foxwoods; B-John McCormack (KY); T-Jerry
3–Sutton’s Smile, 120, f, 2, Paddy O’Prado–Liberty’s Lyric, by
Unbridled’s Song. ($40,000 Wlg ’13 KEENOV). O-Turnley Farms
Louisiana LLC; B-Jerry Romans (KY); T-Philip D’Amato. $36,000.
Margins: 1, 3, HD. Odds: 6.30, 3.60, 32.50.
Also Ran: Pretty N Cool, Treasuring, Patriotic Diamond, Surfside Tiara, Pacific Heat, Mama’s Sugar.
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