‘A Good Test For Him’: Unbeaten Maxfield Confirmed For Santa Anita Handicap

Trainer Brendan Walsh confirmed to the Daily Racing Form on Sunday that the undefeated 4-year-old Maxfield will make his next start in Saturday’s Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap in Arcadia, Calif. The Godolphin-owned son of Street Sense has won four stakes races in his stop-and-start career, including the Feb. 13 Mineshaft (G3) at his winter base, the Fair Grounds in New Orleans, La.

“It will be a good test for him to go a mile and a quarter and in a Grade 1 as well,” Walsh told drf.com. “It would be nice to win a Grade 1 as an older horse.”

Florent Geroux will travel west to ride the colt in the Big ‘Cap.

Maxfield won the G1 Breeders’ Futurity as a 2-year-old and was one of the leading contenders for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile before he an injury derailed those plans. Re-appearing as 3-year-old in the G3 Matt Winn Stakes at Churchill in May, Maxfield again dominated his competition, but another injury suffered in that race forced a seven-month layoff.

The colt returned to win the listed Tenacious Stakes at the Fair Grounds on Dec. 19, and added the Feb. 13 Mineshaft to his resume with a 3 1/4-length triumph. Maxfield has won all five of his career starts and boasts earnings of $615,262.

Read more at the Daily Racing Form.

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