OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Godolphin homebred Shared Sense proved best in terms of class and talent in Sunday’s $200,000 Oklahoma Derby (G3) at Remington Park.
Shared Sense broke from post 5 under Richard Eramia as the 9/5 favorite and settled into a mid-pack stalking position while running a path off the rail.
Liam set a measured pace as Dea Martini and Mo Mosa gave closest watch through fractions of :24.11, :48.96, and 1:13.75.
Shared Sense tipped out to run four-wide at the 1/4 pole and straightened for home running head to head with Mo Mosa on his inside.
The Brad Cox trainee soon claimed an advantage and pulled ahead steadily before crossing 2 lengths clear, completing the 1 1/8-mile fast dirt route in 1:49.88.
“I had a little hold on him and he was relaxed behind horses,” Eramia said. “I knew I had a lot of horse left and the best horse in the race.”
Mo Mosa crossed 2 1/2 lengths clear of Liam. Avant Garde, Salow, Rowdy Yates, Dean Martini, Code Runner, and Creative Plan completed the order of finish.
Shared Sense’s win was his second at the graded level, having won the Indiana Derby (G3) 2 starts back, and improved his overall record to 10-4-2-0. The Street Sense colt has now earned $447,745.
“We just didn’t feel like he had the turn of foot coming out of the gate that you need to be in position to run against horses like those in the Kentucky Derby (G1),” said Blake Cox, who represented his dad, Brad. “We always thought he was a nice horse, but he still needed to learn some things.”
Shared Sense returned $5.80 to win, $3.40 to place, and $2.80 to show. Mo Mosa brought back $6.60 to place and $5 to show, while Liam paid $9.40 to show.