Kentucky Derby Horse Profile: Shared Sense

Jul 15, 2020 John Mucciolo/

Godolphin’s homebred Shared Sense picked up 20 points on the “2020 Road to the Kentucky Derby” challenge series following his three-length victory in the Indiana Derby (G3) at Indiana Grand. The sophomore finished 1 ⅛ miles on the fast dirt oval in 1:49.46 under the guidance of Florent Geroux.

Major Fed checked in second to garner 10 points, followed by Necker Island and Earner, who earned 4 and 2 points, respectively.

Trained by Brad Cox, Shared Sense was awarded a victory in his juvenile finale at Churchill Downs on November 30. The son of Street Sense finished sixth in the Smarty Jones S. his 3-year-old debut, prior to defeating allowance runners at Oaklawn Park in his second outing of the season.

The bay colt was then unplaced while making his turf debut in the War Chant S. before finishing second to subsequent Blue Grass (G2) winner Art Collector in an allowance tilt at Churchill Downs. His lifetime line now reads 8-3-2-0, $322,112.

Shared Sense was bred in Kentucky and is the first stakes winner produced from the unraced Bernardini mare Collective, who is a full-sister to 2016 Royal Delta (G2) queen Penwith. His second dam is multiple Grade 1 heroine Composure, a three-time graded vixen who bagged the 2003 Santa Anita Oaks (G1) and Las Virgenes (G1).

The colt has made significant strides in his last pair of races, posting 95 and 102 BRIS Speed figures, with accompanying 105 and 103 BRIS Late Pace numbers. Shared Sense is a well-bred, improving colt with top connections who could be peaking on September 5 beneath the Twin Spires. Despite being unproven with the best in his division, the bay shouldn’t be taken lightly if he shows further improvement in his next prep race.

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