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STORMBERG, out of Denali's most famous resident

April 19, 2012

In the second race at Santa Anita, a $61,830, an allowance optional for 3yo/up, run down the hill, at about 6 1/2fT, in a final time 1:12, over a course listed as firm, 4-year old STORMBERG came flying down the hill for the one length score. By Storm Cat, out of Serena's Song {Ch. 3yo Filly, MGISW, $3,283,388, by Rahy), STORMBERG is a full-brother to Sophisticat, G1SW-GB, GSW & G1SP-Fr, G1SP-Ire, $444,231; Grand Reward, GSW-US, MGSP-GB & Ire, $548,995; and Schramsberg, GSW, $394,626. STORMBERG has really come into his own since joining the Mike Mitchell barn. The chestnut broke through in his seventh career start--first for Mitchell--going down the hill Feb. 24, then came within a head of getting his picture taken in an allowance on Mar. 10. Favored at 9-5 here, he was last of six through a half mile in :43.47, was swung out widest of all for the stretch drive, and came flying down the center of the course to register a one-length tally over Kumiva (Giant’s Causeway). STORMBERG is also a sibling to Serena's Tune (Mr. Prospector), MSW, $337,260; Arbitrate (Deputy Minister), SP, $195,390; and Harlington (Unbridled), GSW, $370,000. Bred by The Robert & Beverly Lewis Trust and sold by Denali at the 2009 Keeneland September sale for $450,000 to Jack Sims, STORMBERG has a lifetime record: 9-2-2-0, $93,459.