Tropic Storm romps
Tropic Storm trained exceptionally prior to his race at Fairplex Park on Sunday, and he ran even better dominating a maiden special weight field. Tropic Storm broke well. He was in slightly tight quarters down the stretch the first time while sitting in fourth. Tropic Storm was eased out down the backstretch by jockey Aaron Gryder to take aim on the top flight. Tropic Storm launched a strong move on the turn then pulled away through the final furlong to win by a widening two-lengths.
Trainer Craig Dollase said, "Aaron Gryder said the horse was in a little tight early, but when he got in the clear down the backstretch he knew he had a ton of horse. He knew he could move whenever he wanted and when he asked Tropic Storm he exploded. He was much the best and really ran a great race."
Making his second career start, the son of Stormy Atlantic earned $19,800 for the win. We will look to run him back at the Oak Tree meet at Santa Anita.