By Alan Carasso
Godolphin's Shared Sense (Street Sense), a dual Derby winner this season for champion trainer in-waiting Brad Cox, can complete a highly successful season as the likely favorite in Saturday's GIII Discovery S. at Aqueduct.
Runner-up to next-out GII Toyota Blue Grass S. hero Art Collector (Bernardini) in a June 13 Churchill allowance, the homebred ran out a three-length winner of the GIII Indiana Derby July 8 and was done in by a dreadful draw when fifth to Art Collector in the Aug. 9 Runhappy Ellis Park Derby. The bay colt proved two lengths too strong for his rivals in the GIII Oklahoma Derby Sept. 27 and is the class of this group.
Attachment Rate (Hard Spun) was a deceptively good fifth in the Blue Grass and outran odds of 14-1 to complete the exacta in the Ellis Park Derby. Last but one in the GI Kentucky Derby, he bounced back with a soft Churchill allowance win over a sloppy strip Oct. 29.
Monday Morning Qb (Imagining) was second to future GISW and 'TDN Rising Star' Happy Saver (Super Saver) in the Sept. 7 Federico Tesio S. at Laurel and most recently became the first sophomore to beat older horses in the Maryland Million Classic Oct. 24.
Forza di Oro (Speightstown) looks to give his sire back-to-back winners of the Discovery following Performer 12 months ago. A well-backed eighth in the GII Remsen S. over this track and trip last December, the Don Alberto homebred returned to action with a neck success in a one-mile Belmont allowance Oct. 9.