08/04/2011 4:43PM

Arapahoe: Kenneth Street has edge in Silver Cup Futurity


Kenneth Street might be leaving the Colorado-bred ranks behind for the first time in the $20,000 Silver Cup Futurity at Arapahoe Park, but no 2-year-old will bring better credentials into the 5 1/2-furlong race.

Of the 12 set to start, Kenneth Street is the lone winner in the field. He also is the only horse who has placed in a stakes race, having run third in the $42,000 Colorado Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Futurity in his most recent start July 16.

The experience should serve Kenneth Street well Saturday. He was a convincing debut winner in June, when he won a maiden special weight for statebreds at Arapahoe. Kenneth Street then ran third to eventual CTBA Futurity winner Tulsa Te during trials July 2.

In addition to good racing experience, Kenneth Street is bred for stakes success at 2. He is a half-brother to Raise a Booger and Booger’s Prayer, both of whom won the Kansas Futurity. Another half-sibling, Regan Rules, was a stakes winner at 3. Travis Wales will ride for trainer Kenneth Gleason.

The chief threat could be King of Swat, who was second by a length in his career debut June 18. He faced open company in the maiden special weight at Arapahoe and earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 45. It is the best career number in the Silver Cup Futurity.

King of Swat’s sire, Cash Deposit, was a Grade 3 winner at 2, while his dam was stakes placed at 2.