Unbeaten Street Boss filly Cathryn Sophia didn’t falter despite a slow start in the Group 2 Forward Gal Stakes (1400m) at Gulfstream Park in the USA on Saturday.
Forced to race off the pace instead of employing front-running tactics, she rallied in the straight to earn 10 qualifying points towards the G1 Kentucky Oaks in May.
Cathryn Sophia (3f Street Boss – Sheave by Mineshaft) was never headed in her first two starts winning a Philadelphia maiden by 12 lengths in October followed by a 16 length victory in the LR Gin Talking Stakes (1400m) at Laurel in December.
“Believe it or not, I was more impressed with this race than I was with the first two,” trainer John Servis said after the 5 length victory. “She beat a decent field today and did it like a good filly.
“After the break, I knew we were going to find out if there was a different side to her. She settled nice and then went about her business for Joel (Rosario).”
The daughter of Darley Victoria sire Street Boss is raced by Cash is King Stable owner Chuck Zacney and has earned $212,760 after changing hands for $30,000 at the 2014 Fasig-Tipton Maryland yearling sale.
She is a half-sister to 2015 Sugar Maple Stakes winner Taketheodds (Street Sense). Their dam Sheave is an unraced daughter of G2 Golden Rod Stakes winner Belterra.
Cathryn Sophia will now stretch out in the G2 Davona Dale (1600m) on February 27 and G2 Gulfstream Park Oaks (1900m) on April 2. “She’s a nice filly,” Rosario said. “I thought she was going to be fast out of the gate but she took a little bit of time. When we got to the top of the stretch she had a beautiful stride and was game the whole way. I was very impressed.”
Street Boss (USA) has 13 yearlings entered for the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale including the chestnut colt out of Not Fuhr Nothin (Lot 237). Catalogued by Millford Thoroughbreds, he’s closely related to Bachman who added another update to the pedigree winning the LR Gold Coast Goldmarket Hcp on Boxing Day.