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Get Stormy Works for BC Mile

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

Sullimar Stable’s Get Stormy has remained at Keeneland since his runner-up finish to champion Gio Ponti in the Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) on October 8. This morning he turned in his lone work prior to his next start in the TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) on November 5 at Churchill Downs. With trainer Tom Bush in attendance, the 5-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic worked five furlongs on the turf in 1:00.80 with exercise rider Javier Cabrera aboard.

 

Clockers caught Get Stormy in splits of :25.20, :49.40 and galloping out in 1:14.60.

 

“It was just about what we were looking for,” Bush said. “We needed to finish up strong and gallop out and he did. He went the last quarter in :22 and 4. That’s good enough. We did what we needed to do.”

 

Get Stormy, who was fourth in Gio Ponti’s Shadwell Turf Mile in 2010, has followed a similar path to the Breeders’ Cup Mile as he did last year. He finished 11th behind champion Goldikova (IRE) in the race last year. Bush is looking for a better performance this year.

 

“We think he’s a better horse,” he said. “We were disappointed in the effort last year. We had some issues that we had to deal with after that, with his throat and all. We’re pleased with him. We really are. We think he’s going to run well.”


Bush said Get Stormy would ship to Churchill on Saturday morning and gallop each morning prior to the race. Garrett Gomez, who rode Get Stormy in the Shadwell Turf Mile, will be aboard again in the Breeders’ Cup.

 

In other Breeders’ Cup news:

 

Trainer Wayne Catalano’s Breeders’ Cup contingent now includes Tequila Factor, who was pre-entered in the Juvenile Turf (G1). On October 15, the Chicago-based Pure Prize colt won the El Joven at Retama Park for owner Coby Tresner and was sent to Keeneland to prepare for a possible run in the Breeders’ Cup. Tresner has sold half-interest in Tequila Factor, who is cataloged to sell in the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, to Darrell and Evelyn Yates.

 

Catalano said Tequila Factor, Darley Alcibiades (G1) winner Stephanie’s Kitten (who has first preference in the Grade 2 Juvenile Fillies Turf) and Bourbon (G3) runner-up Coalport (Juvenile Turf) are scheduled to ship to Churchill on Thursday and work on the turf course on Saturday. Stephanie’s Kitten and Coalport are homebreds racing for Ken and Sarah Ramsey.

 

Heather Irion, assistant to trainer Marty Wolfson, said Wolfson’s Breeders’ Cup hopefuls, Ask the Moon (Ladies’ Classic-G1) and Ann of the Dance (Juvenile Fillies Turf), would ship to Churchill on Thursday after training. Both fillies, who are owned by Farnsworth Stables LLC, worked four furlongs on Tuesday, Ask the Moon in a bullet :46.60 and Ann of the Dance in :47.20.


 

 

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