Best Beyer: Got Stormy’s tenth three-digit figure

• The week’s highest Beyer speed figure in North America

104 Got Stormy

Saratoga (August 14): Fourstardave Hcap G1 $500,000, 1m, turf, 3yo+
Trainer: Mark Casse
Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione
Owner: and Spendthrift Farm
Pedigree: 6 ch m Get Stormy – Super Phoebe (Malabar Gold)
Time: 1m33.09s

Something in the Saratoga air agrees with Got Stormy, who regained her Fourstardave title on Saturday after challenging three wide at the head of the stretch and then holding late-running Set Piece.

From four runs at Saratoga, the six-year-old now has three wins and a second place. Three of those runs have come in the Fourstardave, where she broke the track record in 2019 before last year’s second place.

Best Beyers of 2021

Knicks Go 5h (Brad Cox) Prairie Meadows, July 2: Cornhusker G3

Essential Quality 3c (Brad Cox) Belmont Park, June 5: Belmont G1
Mischevious Alex 4c (Saffie Joseph) Aqueduct, April 3: Carter G1

Country Grammer 4c (Bob Baffert) Santa Anita, April 17: Californian G2
Hot Rod Charlie 3c (Doug O’Neill) Belmont Park, June 5: Belmont G1
Knicks Go 5h (Brad Cox) Gulfstream Park, Jan 23: Pegasus G1
Mystic Guide 4c (Mike Stidham) Oaklawn Park, Feb 27: Razorback G3
Royal Ship 5g (Richard Mandella) Santa Anita, April 17: Californian G2

Life Is Good 3c (Bob Baffert) Santa Anita, March 6: San Felipe G2

Beau Liam 3c (Steve Asmussen) Saratoga, July 17: allowance
Cezanne 4c (Bob Baffert) Santa Anita, April 18: Kona Gold G3
Country Grammer 4c (Bob Baffert) Santa Anita, (May 31: Hollywood GC G1 
Domestic Spending 4g (Chad Brown) Belmont Park, June 5: Manhattan G1
Raging Bull 6h (Chad Brown) Keeneland, April 9: Maker’s Mark Mile G1
Witsel 3c (Chad Brown) Saratoga, July 17: allowance

Top 2yo Beyer: 93 Big City Lights (Santa Anita, May 2)

Until end July 4. Turf Beyers in italics.

Despite that record, Got Stormy was allowed to exit the gate as a 12-1 shot after a couple of less exalted efforts elsewhere before this length-and-a-half success, which earned a BSF of 104 – the week’s highest, and the 10th three-digit number of her career.

Now she has booked her place in the Breeders’ Cup Mile, this G1 event being part of the Breeders’ Cup ‘Win and You’re In’ Challenge offering a guaranteed spot in the $2m highlight at Del Mar on November 6. She was second to Uni in the same race at Santa Anita in 2019.

Got Stormy’s career record now includes seven graded-stakes wins at six different tracks; she is 12-for-30 overall.

“The good news for us is she’s one-for-one at Del Mar,” said trainer Mark Casse. “We should have hard and fast there; the turns aren’t quite as tight as they are here but they’re sharp.”

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