According to a report by “The Daily Racing Form” and one of its’ top writers, Marty McGee, one of the leading contenders for the 2020 Kentucky Derby is now out of consideration.
Reportedly, the Street Sense colt sustained a “non-life-threating” fracture of the right cannon bone, after a morning breeze today at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington. The report was confirmed by the colt’s trainer, Brendan Walsh, and the owner’s racing manager Jimmy Bell, with Godolphin Stables.
In the report, McGee writes that Maxfield — who just won the G3 Matt Winn Stakes at Churchill Downs in impressive fashion — will be sent to Rood & Riddle today and surgery will be performed by Dr. Larry Bramlage.
Maxfield is a perfect 3-for-3 in his racing career, and won the G1 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity last October in just his second start. He was off until this year, after sustaining an injury after that race.
Maxfield had been rated as the top selection in “The Pressbox’s” latest KY Derby Rankings.
More to come.