Got Stormy readies for graded stakes engagement at Kentucky Downs

August 30, 2021

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – My Racehorse Stable and Spendthrift Farm’s multiple Grade 1-winner Got Stormy breezed a half-mile in 47.45 on the Oklahoma training turf Sunday under exercise rider Janelle Castonguay.

“On a scale of 1-10, I’d give it an 11,” Casse said. “She went faster than I had planned. She just loves it here. Janelle was saying she just shoots around the turns here.”

Casse said the two-time Grade 1 Fourstardave-winner [2019, 2021] will make her next start on September 11 at Kentucky Downs in either the 6 1/2-furlong Grade 3, $600,000 Kentucky Downs Ladies Sprint or against the boys in the six-furlong $1 million Turf Sprint.

Gary Barber’s Make Mischief endured a difficult trip in the Fleet Indian in Friday’s New York Showcase Day, hitting the gate at the break and racing wide after exiting the outermost most post en route to a neck loss to Byhubbyhellomoney in the nine-furlong route.

“Given the circumstances, she ran very well,” Casse said. “By breaking the way she did, it cost her and she was wide. We had planned on trying to be up near the pace and she gave the winner 48 feet.”

Casse said Make Mischief will point to the $250,000 Empire Distaff, a 1 1/16-mile test for state-bred fillies and mares 3-years-old and up on October 30.

NYRA/Saratoga Notes

Photo: Got Stormy winning the De La Rose at Saratoga on August 3. (Janet Garaguso) 

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