Avery Island much the best in G2 Nashua Stakes

Two-year-old son of Street Sense pulls away in stretch to earn first Graded Stakes win

Avery Island revealed that he’s a colt with a bright future when he pulled away in the stretch to win the G2 Nashua Stakes at Aqueduct by four-and-three-quarter lengths.

Breaking alertly under jockey Joe Bravo, Avery Island battled with Under The Graydar through the early stages of the race. As the field swept through the far turn and entered the homestretch, Avery Island had put that rival away and opened up a slight lead. He then repelled the late bid of favored Aveenu Malcainu to win convincingly.

Avery Island was bred in Kentucky and races as a homebred for Godolphin. He is out of the winning A.P. Indy mare, Kinda Spicy, and hails from the family of Chilean Horse of the Year Isola Piu Bella, and Miss Ella, winner of the G2 Adena Springs Beaumont Stakes and G3 Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes.

Street Sense has now sired a total of 50 career Stakes winners, including multiple G1 winners Sweet Reason and Wedding Toast along with the outstanding Australian colt Hallowed Crown. Most recently, he was represented by McKinzie, a debut-winning two-year-old who posted a fantastic 99 Beyer Speed Rating, the highest debut Beyer in the past four years. He points next to the G1 Los Alamitos Futurity.