Maxfield Gets 105 Beyer Speed Figure For Second Place Finish In Whitney

Godolphin homebred Maxfield matched a career-best 105 Beyer for his runner-up effort in Saturday’s Grade 1 Whitney at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

With Jose Ortiz up for trainer Brendan Walsh in the nine-furlong test, Maxfield stalked from fourth position before making a late move to complete the exacta 4 1/2-lengths back of the Brad Cox-trained winner Knicks Go.

“He ran great and we’re very proud of him as always. He put in a good effort,” Walsh said. “He beat some nice horses and got beat by a very good horse. It happens.

“Brad’s horse is a very good horse and when he gets alone on the lead, he’s very tough to beat,” Walsh added. “He ran well and it’s a little more experience for him.”

The 4-year-old Street Sense colt boasts a perfect in-the-money record of 9-7-1-1 with purse earnings in excess of $1.4 million. He entered the Whitney off consecutive Grade 2 scores at Churchill Downs in the Alysheba in April and the Stephen Foster in June.

“We’ll leave him here for a while and see how he comes out of it and come up with a plan,” Walsh said.

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