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Freshman Street Boss off the mark in Italy

DARLEY'S American-Australian shuttler Street Boss sired his first winner from his first northern-hemisphere juvenile crop when his daughter Catboss broke her maiden in a 5f juvenile race at the Capannelle on her debut on Tuesday.

The Riccardo Menichetti-trained filly dead-heated with Girl Of The Rain, a daughter of Refuse To Bend, in the contest. Tuttipaesi, by Clodovil, was third.

Catboss is out of the winning Tabasco Cat mare Glorious Cat, who in turn is out of the winning Lord Gaylord mare Glorious Purple, a half-sister to Grade 2-placed Purple Passion.

Italian agent Federico Barberini bought Catboss at the latter stages of last year's Keeneland September yearling sale for $7,500. She was consigned by Brandywine Farm.

Street Boss stands at Jonabell Farm in Kentucky alongside his sire Street Cry. He is out of the stakes-placed Ogygian mare Blushing Ogygian from the family of Grade 2 scorer Running Stag.

He won seven of his 13 starts including the Grade 1 Bing Crosby Handicap (setting a new course record) and Triple Bend Invitational Handicap at four. He was also placed in the Grade 1 Ancient Title Stakes and Breeders' Cup Sprint.

Street Boss stands at a fee of $15,000 at Jonabell and will command A$11,000 when he shuttles to his Australian base of Darley's Northwood Park.




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