Lady Edith flies late to capture Wishing Well Stakes at Turfway Park

Wishing Well marks the second Stakes win for the daughter of Street Boss

Lady Edith closed with a furious rally in the final furlong to take the $100,000 Wishing Well Stakes by a length at Turfway Park 29 January.

It was the second Stakes victory for the four-year-old filly by Street Boss, who captured the Mamzelle Stakes at Churchill Downs in similar last-to-first fashion last spring.

Unhurried early on, Lady Edith raced at the rear of the field as the trio of Vintage Ready, Dontlettsweetfoolya and Wait for Nairobi set the pace. Lady Edith began making up ground on the far turn but was stuck behind a wall of horses at the top of the stretch. Angled into the clear but stuck racing six-wide in the lane, Lady Edith closed with a furious rally to win going away by a length at the wire.

Lady Edith was bred in Kentucky by her owners, the late J. David Richardson and Sandra New. She is out of the mare Lady Grantham, a Stakes-winning daughter of Yankee Gentleman. 

Lady Edith was one of 12 North American Stakes winners for her sire in 2021. In addition to Lady Edith, Street Boss is the sire of Belle of the North, winner of the Safely Kept Stakes, Ellamira (Golden Gate Debutante) and Lady War Machine (Alywow Stakes), to name just a few. 

In Australia, Street Boss is represented by the outstanding colt Anamoe, winner of both the G1 Caulfield Guineas and G1 Inglis Sires Stakes, and Graded Stakes winners Elite Street, Arcaded and Heresy.

Street Boss will stand the 2022 breeding season at Jonabell Farm in Kentucky for $15,000, stands and nurses.