Asmussen has heavy favorite for Breeders’ Cup Juvenile
This colt by Street Boss just looks fast, and Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen was so impressed that he asked Terry Finley to train him.
The answer was “of course,” given Steve’s track record with speedy colts. Last year, Steve was represented by champion sprinter Mitole and he is coming off a rare triple this summer at Saratoga, where he swept the Grade 1 Alfred Vanderbilt with Volatile, the Grade 2 Amsterdam with Yaupon and the Grade 1 Hopeful with Jackie’s Warrior.
West Point has a nice history with Street Boss as he was the sire of Street Surrender, a stakes winner for the stable a few years ago.
Asmusssen reached the Kentucky Derby in 2017 with a son of Street Boss named Hence, who got there by winning the $800,000 Sunland Derby, went on to prevail in three other stakes, and is still active and competing at a high level in 2020.
Street Boss’s best performer was Cathryn Sophia, who won her first four starts by a combined 41 1/2 lengths and carried that dominance on to the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks, cruising to victory in the filly classic in 2016.
The new colt is from a speedy family that includes Richter Scale, a brilliant sprinter and track record holder at Laurel Park from his Grade 1 win in the Frank J. De Francis Dash.
Price includes all acquisition costs and all training, veterinary, and insurance expenses until January 1, 2022.
I loved the colt at the sale. He has the same build and shape of all the good Street Bosses I’ve been around. I expect him to be early and fast.Trainer Steve Asmussen