The highly regarded Maxfield made his long-awaited return to the starting gates on May 23 and he did not disappoint. In his first start as a three-year old, this son of 2007 Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense took a huge step towards a spot in the world’s most famous race. Coming from the back of the pack in the grade 3 Matt Winn Stakes at Churchill Downs, this Brendan Walsh trainee made an impressive move in the home stretch and won by a widening length. The powerful score has Maxfield  unbeaten in three career starts.

The 146th running of the Kentucky Derby is slated for September 5.