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Shared Sense strikes in G3 Oklahoma Derby

Racenews

Shared Sense gained a second G3 success on dirt with a decisive victory in the Oklahoma Derby over nine furlongs at Remington Park, USA, on Sunday, 27 September.

The Street Sense colt, who broke the course record when scoring by three lengths in the G3 Indiana Derby in July, raced behind the leaders in fifth early on before moving up a place at the halfway point.

Shared Sense started to make good headway turning for home and quickened between horses to take up the running approaching the final furlong. The Brad Cox-trained three-year-old galloped out strongly under Richard Eramia, pulling clear in the closing stages for a two-length verdict over Mo Mosa.

Richard Eramia said: “I watched Shared Sense’s win in the Indiana Derby and I tried to ride the same race - make it a good trip and move around at the quarter-pole. He is a nice horse.

“I was thinking a horse on my outside had a little more speed but everybody took a hold down the back. It was an easy pace for the first half because everybody was trying to save something for the end but I had the best horse.”