Maxfield returns to winner’s circle with commanding victory in G2 Alysheba Stakes

Son of Street Sense draws off in stretch for convincing win
Maxfield winning the G3 Matt Winn as a 3-year-old

Maxfield bounced back from the first loss of his career when pulling away to a three-and-a-quarter length victory in the G2 Alysheba Stakes at Churchill Downs April 30.

Trained by Brendan Walsh, the four-year-old Street Sense colt returned to form in his first start since running third last month in the G1 Santa Anita Handicap.

Settled in third early by jockey Jose Ortiz, Maxfield stalked pacesetter Visitant through the first half-mile. The Godolphin homebred ranged up three-deep to engage the leaders on the far turn before taking command at the top of the stretch and pulling away to an easy victory.

Maxfield was bred in Kentucky and is out of the mare Velvety, a winning daughter of Darley stallion, Bernardini. Velvety is out of the multiple Graded Stakes-winner, Caress (G3 Beaugay, G3 Poker H., etc.), and is a half-sister to Sky Mesa (G1 Hopeful) and Golden Velvet (G3 Sixty Sails).

Maxfield is one of six Stakes winners so far this year for his sire, Street Sense. In addition to the Alysheba winner, Street Sense has sired Concert Tour (G2 Mineshaft), Zaajel (G3 Forward Gal Stakes), Windmill (Dixie Belle Stakes), Capo Kane (Jerome Stakes) and Hollis (Stonerside Sprint).

Street Sense is standing the 2021 breeding season at Jonabell Farm for a fee of $60,000, stands and nurses.