A field of eight 2-year-old fillies, led by two-time stakes winner Georgia's Storm, is set to go postward Saturday for Del Mar's 33rd edition of the grade II, $150,000 Sorrento Stakes. The youngsters will go 6 1/2 furlongs on the main track.Included in the field is Ms Louisett, not nominated but supplemented for a fee of $1,500 from owner Edward T. McGrath. The filly, trained by Mike Harte, earned her way into the race with a closing kick in her debut that netted her second place to the speedy Newport Beach in a maiden race on July 22.Georgia's Storm, owned by Reinaldo Martinez and trained by Eduardo Inda, has an obvious edge in experience with three victories in four tries, good for earnings of $176,085. She carries high weight of 121, including Hall of Fame rider Chris McCarron. She gives from four to six pounds to her rivals.
Adding luster to the field are Tempera, owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum's Godolphin Racing; Daybreak Dawn, owned by Lindsey Williams' Pacific Heritage Farms; Ronald H. Parker's Past You; Carl and Molly Brown's and Robert and Mary Ellen McKee's Respectful; Roaring Blaze, owned by Ray Broguiere, David Morales and Caesar Dominguez; and Martial's Princess, owned by Ramon Gonzalez' Blue Sky Training Center and Patricia Hampton.Here's the way they'll line up from the rail, with weights and riders: Respectful, 115, Tyler Baze; Daybreak Dawn, 115, Garrett Gomez; Roaring Blaze, 117, Alex Solis; Past You, 117, Laffit Pincay, Jr.; Georgia's Storm, 121, Chris McCarron; Ms Louisett, 115, Eddie Delahoussaye; Martial's Princess, 115, Goncalino Almeida; Tempera, 117, David Flores.