Brereton C. Jones' homebred CHECK THE LABEL (Stormin Fever) had been
knocking on the proverbial door in her prior turf stakes attempts, and
in Thursday's $100,000 Appalachian S. (G3) at Keeneland, she finally barged right on
through to earn her first stakes victory. Under a well-timed Julien
Leparoux ride, the Graham Motion sophomore blew past 3-5 favorite Rose
Catherine (Speightstown) in the stretch and staved off the late
challenge of Bay to Bay (Sligo Bay [Ire]) by three-quarters of a length.