City Plan develops winning strategy, takes the Gold Rush Stakes by a length

Two-year-old son of Street Sense flies home late notch his first Stakes victory

City Plan swept past rivals in the stretch on his way to a convincing one-length victory in the eight-furlong Gold Rush Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.

Making just his fourth career start, the two-year-old son of Street Sense settled nicely near the back of the field through the early stages of the race. As the field moved into the far turn, City Plan began lengthening his stride and closing resolutely on the leaders while racing four-wide.

As the field entered the homestretch, City Plan swept to the lead and continued to pull away through the stretch to win easily.

Racing as a homebred for Godolphin, City Plan is out of the A.P. Indy mare Interior Design, a full sister to Champion Tempera (G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies). Interior Design is also the dam of Multiple Stakes winner Modern, and hails from the family of Champions Rainbow Connection and Rainbows For Life.

Street Sense has now sired over 50 career Stakes winners, including multiple G1 winners Sweet Reason and Wedding Toast along with the outstanding Australian colt Hallowed Crown. Street Sense is also the sire of two-year-old Avery Island, winner of the G2 Nashua Stakes and runner-up in the G2 Remsen; and McKinzie, a debut-winning juvenile who posted a fantastic 99 Beyer Speed Rating, the highest debut Beyer in the past four years. 

Street Sense will stand the 2018 breeding season for $35,000, stands and nurses, at Jonabell Farm in Kentucky.