Jac Mac Stable’s Superior Storm won the $100,000 Louisiana
Champions Day Lassie as a 2-year old in 2007, the $100,000 Louisiana
Champions Day Ladies in 2008 and repeated her score in that test last year,
but was severely tested over a sloppy track obviously not to her liking.
In fact, the superior storm that hit Fair Grounds on Dec.
12 caused a week-long postponement of the rest of the 2009 Louisiana Champions
Day program just after Superior Storm’s race, but fortunately, in the
long-range weather forecast for Saturday’s 20th anniversary edition of the gala
afternoon showcasing accredited Louisiana-breds, no such deluge is predicted.
“She’s always given her best effort every time I’ve led her
over,” said trainer Richard Jackson Monday morning when asked, “but I
really think she prefers a fast track over a sloppy one. Luckily, she was able
to overcome the track conditions last year and still got the job done.
“I thought she worked well yesterday (Sunday),” said Jackson
of the five-furlong move recorded in 1:02.40. “I thought her last race at Delta
was a good one (when she won the $100,000 Magnolia Stakes Nov. 5) and I feel
like she’s coming up to this race just as good as she’s ever been.”
Superior Storm, a 5-year-old mare by Stormy Atlantic, has
also run some very impressive races in open company. Last year, prior to
her gutsy win in the 2009 Ladies here at Fair Grounds in the slop, she was
easily second best in Oaklawn’s Grade I Apple Blossom on the dirt track
in Arkansas and then ran second in Lone Star Park’s Grade III Ouija Board
Handicap in her next start over the Texas grass.