WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Racing’s talented juvenile Improbable remains undefeated with a 7 ¼-length romp in the $100,000 Street Sense on the Breeders’ Cup “Future Stars Friday” undercard at Churchill Downs.

Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke and trained by Bob Baffert, Improbable tracked just off the early lead that was shared by Trophy Chaser and Manny Wah. At the half-mile pole, following fractions of :22.27 and :44.96, Van Dyke tipped Improbable to the outside and rallied three wide to complete the one-turn mile in 1:35.61 over a “fast” track.

“I knew I’d be just behind some of the early pace setters,” Van Dyke said. “I tracked the one that I thought was the better and when the hole opened up right after we passed the Big Board I moved him outside. He was very professional throughout the entire race.”

Improbable, a 2-year-old colt by City Zip, returned $3.80, $2.80 and $2.20. Pace-setting Trophy Chaser held on to second and returned $3.60 and $2.80. Distant Shore finished third and returned $4.

“I think he’s a pretty exciting horse,” assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes said. “Hopefully this kick starts a fun weekend.”

Manny Wah, Marquee Prince, Louder Than Bombs, Moonster, Reward the Miracle and Unionizer completed the order of finish.

Improbable earned $59,520 for his second-career victory.

STREET SENSE QUOTES

Drayden Van Dyke, jockey of IMPROBABLE (winner): “I knew I’d be just behind some of the early pace setters. I tracked the one that I thought was the better and when the hole opened up right after we passed the Big Board I moved him outside. He was very professional throughout the entire race.”

Jimmy Barnes, assistant trainer of IMPROBABLE (winner): “I think he’s a pretty exciting horse. He showed some talent in his debut and trained really well out in California. Hopefully this kick starts a fun weekend.”

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