Get Stormy Stays Sprinting at Keeneland

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Got Stormy | Coady Photo

Gary Barber's Got Stormy (Get Stormy) cuts even farther back to the shortest distance of her career in Friday's GIII Buffalo Trace Franklin County S. over 5 1/2 turfy furlongs at Keeneland. Twice a Grade I winner going a mile last term and second behind fellow female and last Saturday's GI First Lady S. heroine Uni (GB) (More Than Ready) in the GI Breeders' Cup Mile, the Mark Casse pupil failed to find her best form through the first half of 2020. She was fourth at 1-5 in the GIII Lambholm South Endeavour S. at Tampa in February, and was upset by a neck in Santa Anita's GI Frank E. Kilroe Mile at Santa Anita a month later. Faring no better when fourth in both Belmont's June 3 GIII Beaugay S. and July 4 GIII Poker S., she stepped up when attempting to defend her title in Saratoga's open GI Fourstardave H. Aug. 22 to be second, good for a 103 Beyer Speed Figure. Got Stormy paired up that number last time when successfully cutting back to a quirky 6 1/2 panels for the GIII Kentucky Downs Ladies Sprint S. over soft ground Sept. 12, besting five returning rivals. Winning Envelope (More Than Ready) and Into Mystic (Into Mischief) completed the exacta and trifecta, respectively. New challengers include Wesley Ward trainee Stillwater Cove (Quality Road), who was second in last April's Limestone Turf Sprint S. here and was last seen taking a course-and-distance allowance just under a year ago; and near millionaire Chalon (Dialed In), who scratched out of two spots at Pimlico last week for this and makes her turf debut in career start number 23.

 

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