With four prior placed efforts to his name, Street Hero lined up for the Norfolk Stakes at Santa Anita as a maiden and returned with a Grade One victory to his name.
His success signalled the biggest win of a 17-year training career for Myung Kwon Cho, who had extra cause for celebration as he also owns and bred the two-year-old colt from his Summer Squall mare Squall Linda. His victory rounded off a superb weekend for Street Cry, which started with a Group Two winner, Whobegotyou, at Moonee Valley and included super filly Zenyatta extending her unbeaten run to eight when scoring easily in the G1 Lady’s Secret Stakes, also at the California track. Dual G1 winner Street Boss, who will retire to Darley at the end of his racing career, ran second in the G1 Ancient Title Stakes and Sweep’s Cry recorded yet another Stakes win in Canada.
Street Hero becomes the seventh Grade/Group One winner for Street Cry and the third juvenile to achieve such a feat, after Cry And Catch Me and Street Sense, who went on to win the Kentucky Derby after a scintillating two-year-old season and is now a Darley stallion.