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Churchill Downs Preview | Street Sense Stakes 2023: Generous Tipper Tops Early Derby Prep
Generous Tipper (Candice Chavez/Eclipse Sportswire/CSM)

Churchill Downs Preview | Street Sense Stakes 2023: Generous Tipper Tops Early Derby Prep

Walking L Thoroughbreds’ Generous Tipper, the recent third-place finisher in the Breeders’ Futurity (Grade I), tops a field of eight 2-year-olds that entered Sunday’s 11th running of the $200,000 Street Sense Stakes (GIII) on “Stars of Tomorrow I” at Churchill Downs.

The 1 1/16-mile Street Sense Stakes is the featured event on opening day of the 21-day Fall Meet. The 11-race program will feature all 2-year-old racing. First post is 1 p.m. (all times Eastern) and the Street Sense will go as Race 10 of 11 at 5:35 p.m. Two races prior to the Street Sense is the $200,000 Rags to Riches Stakes (Listed) for 2-year-old fillies.

The Street Sense is part of the Road to the Kentucky Derby Prep Season where the top five finishers will be awarded points on a 10-5-3-2-1 scale towards qualifying for the 150th Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve. The Rags to Riches will award points to the top five finishers on the same scale for the Road to the Kentucky Oaks.

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Generous Tipper, trained by Kenny McPeek, was a 7 ½-length maiden special weight winner on closing day of the Ellis Park meet in late August. The son of this race’s namesake, Street Sense, finished third to Locked and The Wine Steward three weeks ago in the Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland. Jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. will retain the mount from the rail.

The Street Sense field also includes eye-catching debut winner Parchment Party. Owned by Pin Oak Stud and trained by Bill Mott, Parchment Party rallied from 11 lengths off the early pace to win a 1 1/16-mile maiden special weight on Sept. 15 at Churchill Downs. The son of Constitution will once again be ridden by James Graham from post No. 5.

Other Street Sense entrants include Iroquois (GIII) third-place finisher Liberal Arts; Belmont at Aqueduct eight-length maiden winner Moonlight; and gutsy Churchill Downs maiden special weight winner Informed Patriot.

Here is the complete Street Sense field from the rail out (with jockey and trainer):

  1. Generous Tipper (Hernandez, McPeek)
  2. Gettysburg Address (Flavien Prat, Brad Cox)
  3. Northern Flame (Julien Leparoux, McPeek)
  4. Moonlight (Luis Saez, Todd Pletcher)
  5. Parchment Party (Graham, Mott)
  6. Informed Patriot (Tyler Gaffalione, Steve Asmussen)
  7. Barksdale (Alex Achard, Will Walden)
  8. Liberal Arts (Cristian Torres, Robert Medina)

Last year’s Street Sense Stakes winner was Two Phil’s, who went on to finish second in the Kentucky Derby.

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