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LOUISVILLE, KY – Godolphin’s talented 4-year-old multiple graded stakes winner Maxfield is on target to make his next start in the $600,000 Stephen Foster (G2) on June 26 at Churchill Downs.
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“We brought him over to Keeneland after Derby Week at Churchill and we are targeting the Stephen Foster,” trainer Brendan Walsh said. “He’ll make his way back to Churchill and we’ll likely work him Saturday. I think the timing of this race works out well for us because it’s the same timing following his race in the Santa Anita Handicap (G1). We know he loves it here at Churchill, and I think with age and time, he can keep improving.”
Maxfield rebounded from his third-place effort in the Santa Anita Handicap with a dominating 3 1/4-length score in the $400,000 Alysheba (G2) on the undercard of the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1).
The homebred son of Street Sense was an early Kentucky Derby (G1) favorite in 2020 but was forced to the sidelines with an injury to his right front leg. The colt spent nearly 7 months away but returned at the end of his 3-year-old campaign with a 2 1/2-length win in the $75,000 Tenacious Stakes at Fair Grounds.
Maxfield Bounces Back with Alysheba Victory
Nominations for the Stephen Foster close Saturday, June 12. The 1 1/8-mile race is a “Win and You’re In” event for the November 6 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Del Mar. The winner will receive a berth to the season-ending championship event.
Next Saturday is Stephen Foster Preview Day at Churchill Downs with 7 stakes races. Many of those races will be used as stepping stones to 7 stakes on Stephen Foster Day.
The fields for Stephen Foster Preview Day continue to take shape and likely entrants will become available in the coming days.
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