LAUREL PARK — Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park, Street Lute put the finishing touches on a stellar juvenile campaign. She led throughout as the 2-5 favorite to capture the $100,000 Gin Talking Stakes for 2-year-old fillies.
Trained by John "Jerry" Robb for the Lucky 7 Stables, Street Lute was bred by veterinarian Dr. Tom Bowman, his wife Chris Bowman and their son veterinarian Dr. Brooke Bowman of Dance Forth Farm, Chestertown.
A freshman daughter of Street Magician out of the Midnite Lute mare Allottalute, Street Lute recorded her third straight stakes score and fourth overall when she outlasted the late bid of Fraudulent Charge to take the Gin Talking by a nose as the odds-on choice.
Purchased for the modest sum of $10,500 as a yearling, Street Lute has won five of six starts and earned more than $290,000. She appears headed for the title as Maryland-bred 2-year-old filly champion for 2020.
She graduated at first asking at Delaware Park on Sept. 7, then captured the Small Wonder Stakes at that oval on Sept. 26.
Street Lute suffered the lone defeat of her young career when she was second to Miss Nondescript in the Maryland Million Lassie at Laurel Park on Oct. 24.
Since then she has won the Smart Halo, the Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship and the Gin Talking Stakes to conclude her freshman season.