TDN Top Triple Crown Contenders

Storm the Court

12) STORM THE COURT (c, Court Vision–My Tejana Storm, by Tejano Run)
O-Exline-Border Racing LLC, David Bernsen, Susanna Wilson & Dan Hudock. B-Stepping Stone Farm (Ky). T-Peter Eurton. Sales History: $5,000 yrl ’18 FTKFEB; $60,000 2yo ’19 OBSAPR. Lifetime Record: Ch. 2yo Colt & GISW, 7-2-0-2, $1,235,451.
Last Start: 6th GI Arkansas Derby, OP, May 2
Accomplishments Include: 1st GI TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, SA, Nov. 1, 3rd GII San Felipe S., SA, Feb. 9
Next Start: GIII Ohio Derby, TDN, June 27
Equineline PPs. KY Derby Points: 32.

The 2-year-old champ and 45-1 upset winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile has been luckless in three starts as a sophomore and will venture to Thistledown for the GIII Ohio Derby this Saturday in search of a turnaround. This $60,000 OBSAPR bay (bought for $5,000 as a FTKFEB yearling) was only peripherally involved when fourth in the GII San Vicente S. and wasn’t in the bridle when third behind heavyweights Authentic and Honor A.P. in the San Felipe S. He loomed but never fired when sixth in the stronger/faster division of the Arkansas Derby, and trainer Peter Eurton told last week that blinkers would come off at Thistledown for the first time since Storm the Court ran third in the GI American Pharoah S. at Santa Anita last September. “He’s matured enough now,” Eurton said. For a $500,000 race, the Ohio Derby is currently lacking a headline horse and Storm the Court might end up being it. In six career races, this Court Vision colt has never started favored.