Meet the Contenders: 2023 Street Sense

October 25th, 2023

Meet the horses running in the 2023 Street Sense. For each horse, we're listing a pro, a con, and a rating of potential. The star rating of 1 to 5 represents opportunity to perform well.

Generous Tipper (Photo by Coady Photography)

#1 GENEROUS TIPPER                      ****

Pro: Decent third in Breeders’ Futurity (G1) behind one of the leading juveniles.

Con: Tends not to do as well when outpaced early.

Gettysburg Address (Photo by Coady Photography)

#2 GETTYSBURG ADDRESS                  ***

Pro: May foal won at first asking over the summer; eligible to improve.

Con: Off nearly three months, which might possibly leave him short.

Northern Flame (Photo by Coady Photography)

#3 NORTHERN FLAME                       **

Pro: Broke maiden over this strip; edged for third in Breeders’ Futurity.

Con: Stablemate Generous Tipper looks the stronger of barn’s hopes.

Moonlight (Photo by Coglianese Photography)

#4 MOONLIGHT                               *****

Pro: Stepped up brilliantly with blinkers on to graduate by eight at Aqueduct.

Con: Maiden win was an off-the-turf affair; faces true dirt foes here.

Parchment Party (Photo by Coady Photography)

#5 PARCHMENT PARTY                     ***

Pro: Made up 11-length deficit to win on debut during September meet.

Con: June foal concedes maturity to the rest of these.

Informed Patriot breaking his maiden at Churchill Downs (Photo by Coady Photography)

Informed Patriot (Photo by Coady Photography)

#6 INFORMED PATRIOT                       ***

Pro: Pressed pace, opened a lead, and held on to graduate going seven furlongs.

Con: Speedy colt might find 1 1/16 miles a touch farther than he wants to go now.

#7 BARKSDALE                                 *

Pro: Made all on debut, though was tiring at the end of the two-turn mile.

Con: Step up from Horseshoe Indy maiden to a G3 a significant hike.

Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts. (Photo by Coady Photography)

#8 LIBERAL ARTS                               **

Pro: Rallying third in Iroquois (G3) and might appreciate two turns even more.

Con: Form of Iroquois took a hit in Breeders’ Futurity.