Although her Kentucky Derby-winning sire never raced on the turf, Sensible Myth has certainly taken a liking to the spinach, exemplified by her first career Stakes win in the Listed Dayatthespa Stakes at Gulfstream Park on August 9th. It's not unusual for progeny of Street Sense to like the grass, but it appears that Sensible Myth, like her sire, is taking a shine to longer distances. In fact, since stretching out beyond sprint races this winter, the five-year-old mare now has two wins and two seconds in her last four trips to the post, with the one and one-sixteenth-mile Dayathespa her longest and latest win thus far.
In the featured race of the day at Gulfstream Park, Sensible Myth broke well from the gate and jockey Edgar Prado settled her in nicely in the fourth spot, tucked in on the rail, through the first six furlongs. At the top of the stretch, the improving mare split horses and gained the lead just after the field made the turn for home. She was able to hold off a late challenge from the favorite and held on for Stakes win number one.
Sensible Myth was bred in Kentucky by Caldara Farm inc., and Thorp Investments Limited. She is out of the Giant's Causeway mare Selkie, a half to G2 winner Cat Fighter, G3 winner Ishiguru and to the dams of G3 winner Jennifer Lynnette, G3 winner Shumoos, Llisted winner Good Luck Gus and G2-placed Diamond Head.
Street Sense is having a fantastic year in 2020 with four Graded Stakes-winning colts on dirt this year, the most of any sire - McKinzie, Cazadero, Shared Sense and Maxfield. Both McKinzie and Maxfield were G1 winners in 2019 and represent two of 11 career high-level winners for their sire.