Street Boss Floating Island
7-2-1-1 $462,601

A troubled start and subsequent traffic proved too much for Hence to overcome while running 11th in the Kentucky Derby, where he was beaten 18 1/2 lengths.

Hence, whose name is inspired by his good looks, went winless in three starts as a juvenile before breaking his maiden in his sophomore debut Jan. 16 at Oaklawn Park. Despite stumbling at the start and losing the lead after ducking out in mid-stretch, Hence rallied for a three-quarter-length victory.

Never in contention while finishing seventh in the Southwest (G3) Feb. 20, Hence rebounded with an impressive come-from-behind triumph in the Sunland Derby (G3) March 26. Among the horses he defeated were Irap, upset next-out winner of the Blue Grass (G2); Arkansas Derby (G1) runner-up Conquest Mo Money; and Hedge Fund, a head loser of the Illinois Derby (G3) in his subsequent start.

Hence is a chestnut son of Street Boss, the sire of Cathryn Sophia, winner of the 2016 Kentucky Oaks (G1); Danza, winner of the 2014 Arkansas Derby (G1) and 2016 Hong Kong Triple Crown champion Rapper Dragon.