Monday, October 26, 2020

Fern Circle Stables’ and Three Chimneys Farm’s 2-year-old colt King Fury battled his way to half-length win in Sunday’s Street Sense S. at Churchill Downs, signaling that bigger things are on the horizon for the 2-year-old colt.

Settling a few lengths from the front after the break, King Fury was two wide for most of the trip. Brian Hernandez, Jr. asked a bit more from his mount entering the far turn, and he arrived at the top of the stretch on even terms with Super Stock. Those two raced together the rest of the way, with King Fury edging away late to finish 1 1/16-miles in 1:44.30 on a fast track.

“This is a Kentucky Derby-type horse,” King Fury’s trainer Kenny McPeek said after the win. “We may look at the (Nov. 6) Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), but more than likely just wait for the (Nov. 28) Kentucky Jockey Club (G2). The future is very bright for a horse like this.”

Purchased for $950,000 at Fasig-Tipton’s 2019 Saratoga Sale, King Fury is by Curlin and the first foal out of six-time stakes winner and 2016 Humana Distaff (G1) champ Taris.

King Fury, earned $59,835 for the win and improved his record to 3-2-0-0 with earnings of $116,979.