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Got Stormy Among Nominees For Gulfstream’s Powder Break Stakes

by Press Release | 05.09.2020 | 5:09pm

Got Stormy winning the Fasig-Tipton De La Rose

Gary Barber’s multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire Got Stormy, winless in a pair of starts to open her 5-year-old season, is among 28 fillies and mares nominated to $75,000 Powder Break Saturday, May 16, at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

The one-mile Powder Break on turf is one of three stakes on the program along with a pair of dirt sprints – the $100,000 Musical Romance for Florida-bred females 3 and up at seven furlongs and $75,000 Roar for 3-year-olds at 6 ½ furlongs.

Got Stormy, trained by Mark Casse, was beaten a neck when second in the Kilroe Mile (G1) March 7 at Santa Anita in her most recent start. Fourth in her 2020 debut, the Feb. 8 Endeavour (G3), the Get Stormy mare capped her 4-year-old season with a victory in the Matriarch (G1) at Del Mar.

A winner of eight races and more than $1.5 million in purse earnings from 20 lifetime starts, Got Stormy has two wins and two thirds in five tries at Gulfstream, the latest coming in a March 2019 optional claiming allowance to kick off a year where she beat males in the Fourstardave (G1) and was second in the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1).

Also prominent among nominees are multiple graded-stakes winner Valedictorian, 12-for-16 in the money at Gulfstream; Desert Ride, fifth in last year’s Queen’s Plate at Woodbine; Frond, third by a length in the Tropical Park Oaks Dec. 28 at Gulfstream; Tapit Today, third in the Suwannee River (G3) Feb. 8; and stakes winners Valiance, W W Fitzy and Zarina.

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