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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.