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Tropic Storm sizzles to win

May 07, 2008 · By · Share

There was a storm brewing in southern California this afternoon, and it took the shape of a horse named Tropic Storm.  Tropic Storm broke sharply, stalked a blistering pace, assumed command exiting the turn and drew off to a convincing score in the "three other than" allowance at Hollywood Park.  Tropic Storm showed his true brilliance breaking the Hollywood Park track record for seven-furlongs and finishing just two-fifths of a second off the track record for seven-and-a-half-furlongs.

Trainer Craig Dollase said, "What a race.  This horse is brilliant.  Look at the horses we've already run against.  We have only been flattered by horses like Giant Gizmo.  I have always said that Tropic Storm has a ton of talent, and he continues to show it on the track.  He punched his ticket to the Ack Ack Handicap today."

Jockey Aaron Gryder said, "This horse is just getting better and better.  He's learned to relax so well.  I was able to get him to drop his head and catch a breather.  When I asked him the question he responded like a real pro.  He makes you feel like you're walking even when you're flying."

Tropic Storm will now target the $100,000 Ack Ack Handicap(G3) on June 7th at Hollywood Park.  A four-year-old son on Stormy Atlantic, Tropic Storm now has four wins from nine career starts.  His earnings now exceed $168,000.

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