Commonwealth Turf S. (gr. III)
(gr. IIIT , 8.5f ,)
Stormy Atlantic Foolish Gal , by Kiri's Clown
BMary A. Sullivan, KY.; OSullimar Stable; TThomas M. Bush
Street Cry (IRE) Flagrant , by Rahy
BCatherine Wills, KY.; OStewart L. Armstrong; TKiaran P. McLaughlin
(DK B/ g,
Aptitude Speciality , by Carson City
BRobert L Losey, KY.; OHugh H. Robertson; THugh H. Robertson
Margins: nose, 3, head. Others: Pop Tarrt 119($5,325) , Proceed Bee 123($3,195) , Quite a Handful 117($1,121) , Major Marvel 117($1,121) , Florentino (JPN) 123($1,121) , Perfect Bull 119($1,121) , Spectacular Kid 117($1,121) . Winning Jockey, Javier Castellano.
Get Stormy has a nice win streak going. His victory in the Nov. 15 Commonwealth Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs was his fourth consecutive win and his third straight in a stakes. He covered the 11Ú16 miles in a stakes-record 1:41.67.
Get Stormy, a 3-year-old colt by Stormy Atlantic, was all out to win as the 9-5 favorite. Leading by three lengths with a furlong to run, he managed to hold off Street Move by a nose.
ÒThis is great,Ó said winning breeder/owner Mary A. Sullivan, who races the Kentucky-bred colt in the name of Sullimar Stables. ÒThis is absolutely just wonderful beyond belief. I was hoping (weÕd win the photo), but I wasnÕt sure until they put it up. It was so close. What a great race. HeÕs moved up a lot, and now heÕs going to have a rest until his 4-year-old year. HeÕs done well enough to go home and take it easy for awhile.Ó
Get Stormy, who has raced on grass throughout his career, started his win streak with an allowance score at Saratoga. He next won the Aug. 29 Lure Stakes at the Spa and then the Oct. 18 Bryan Station Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland.
Get StormyÕs broodmare sire, KiriÕs Clown, was a major grass winner for Sullivan and Gardner LandonÕs Cobble View Stable. A homebred, he captured the 1995 Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap (gr. IT) at Saratoga. KiriÕs ClownÕs won three other graded turf stakes, including the 1994-95 New Hampshire Sweepstakes Handicap (gr. IIIT), both in course-record times. KiriÕs Clown was trained by the late Hall of Famer P.G. Johnson.
SullivanÕs other stakes winners include Far Out Beast, who won the 1993 Flower Bowl Handicap (gr. IT) at Belmont Park, Far Out Beast was bred by Sullivan and Cobble View.
Stormy Atlantic has sired 52 stakes winners. His 13 added-money winners of 2009 include My Princess Jess (gr. III). Stormy Atlantic stands at John SikuraÕs Hill ÔnÕ Dale Farms near Lexington. His 2010 fee is $35,000.ÑD.S.