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Get Stormy Chases Another Fourstardave

Get Stormy with Javier Castekkano wins The Fourstardave Saratoga Springs NY 8.1.2010

Sullimar Stable’s Get Stormy is set for his attempt to land a second victory in the Grade 2 Fourstardave Handicap after breezing five furlongs on the Oklahoma turf course in 59.86 seconds on Wednesday.


The move, which came with Eddie Castro aboard, was the quickest of 15 at the distance.


“The jock did a great job and finished up good and galloped out good, and I couldn’t have asked for anything more,” said trainer Tom Bush. “It was exactly what we were looking for. We’re ready to go. He won’t do anything else before the race besides gallop.”


The Fourstardave, which had its pursed raised to $500,000 this year, will be contested August 11.


Get Stormy, a three-time Grade 1 winner, will enter the one-mile turf race off a second in the Grade 2 Monmouth Stakes on June 10. In the Monmouth, Get Stormy rated behind Presious Passion and Get Serious early, took the on the far turn and was passed in the stretch by Data Link, who prevailed by one length. Data Link is also probable for the Fourstardave.


“The race would have been a lot closer, but Get Serious saw Castro move up [aboard Get Stormy] at the half-mile pole just to be in a better spot,” said Bush. “When Pablo Fragoso [on Get Serious] saw Castro move Get Stormy up, Get Serious came flying up beside Get Stormy and shot to the lead. And Eddie was screaming at him, ‘Where are you going? Where are you going?’ He was just holding his spot, and they moved way too soon in the race. And that’s how come he got caught. He couldn’t let Get Serious go on once that happened. But Get Stormy ran good that day. He really did.”


In three other starts this year, Get Stormy won the Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap in February, was fourth in the Grade 1 Makers 46 Mile at Keeneland in April, and ninth in the Grade 1 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic in May at Churchill. Get Stormy won both the Makers Mark Mile and Woodford Reserve Turf Classic in 2010.


Get Stormy, now 6, won the Fourstardave in 2010 but missed the race last year with a minor tendon issue.


In addition to Get Stormy and Data Link, the Fourstardave is expected to draw Grade 2 Firecracker winner Guys Reward, Grade 3 Poker winner Clear Attempt, and Grade 3 Jaipur winner Upgrade. Corporate Jungle, Right One, Salto, and Wise Dan are also probable, with El Commodore questionable.




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