The first seven career starts for Street Sense’s son Hollis show only one start on the turf. Although successful in three of those, new trainer John A Ortiz must have had a hunch that the five-year-old might like the spinach as three of his last four have been on the turf, including his first career Stakes win on October 1st at Pimlico, in the Listed Jim McKay Turf Sprint Stakes. His front-running style has earned him victories in five of his now six career wins, including his gate-to-wire win in the Jim McKay.
Hollis was bred in Kentucky by Mueller Thoroughbred Stable, Ltd., and is out of the Stakes-placed Pupit mare, Miss Inclined. All four of Miss Inclined’s foals to race have won, including 2020 Spinaway-placed Lady Lilly who is from the first crop of other Darley sire Nyquist. Miss Inclined is a half to G3 winner Rush Bay as well as a half to the dam of G2 winner Itsaknockout, Listed winner Storm Power and G3-placed Hot Sean.
Just five days ago, Street Sense’s son Shared Sense notched his second Graded win of the year with a workmanlike performance in the G3 Oklahoma Derby. He is one of four Graded Stakes-winning colts on dirt this year for Street Sense, along with McKinzie, Cazadero and Maxfield — no other stallion has more. Both McKinzie and Maxfield were G1 winners in 2019, giving their sire a total of 11 career high-level winners.