Storm Surge Powers to Sugar Bowl Victory
Overbrook Farm homebred Storm Surge took the lead in the top of the stretch and went on to capture the $60,000 Sugar Bowl Stakes for 2-year-olds Friday at Fair Grounds Race Course.Storm Surge ($6.80), by Storm Cat out of the Mr. Prospector mare Especially, stalked early pacesetter Blazing Exploit through fractions of 22.68 seconds for the quarter-mile and 46.26 for the half before moving to the lead just inside the quarter pole.The Dallas Stewart trainee, with five-time Fair Grounds leading jockey Robby Albarado aboard, wasn't challenged down the lane in posting a 2 1/4-length victory in 1:10.69 for six furlongs. Santana Springs rallied for second, two lengths ahead of 8-5 favorite Razor in the field of six.Said Stewart, who saddled two winners on Friday's card: "He's going to continue to develop. He was ready to run, so we wanted to run here. We got a win here, and now we'll just be real patient with him. Hopefully, later on down the line he's going to stretch out."Storm Surge increased his career earnings to $192,770.(Chart, Equibase)
Date Posted: 12/24/2004 5:54:00 PM
Last Updated: 12/24/2004 6:50:54 PM
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