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Storming My Way Looks For First Stakes Win in Jersey Shore

June 22, 2017

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Storming My Way will look to get his first victory at Monmouth Park as well as his first career stakes win in Saturday’s $60,000 Jersey Shore Stakes, going six furlongs over the main track.

            The three-year-old gelding by High Cotton exits a victory against allowance company on June 13 at Parx when he broke second, but quickly got himself on the lead in the five and a half furlong event and never looked back, winning by a length and three-quarters. Antonio Gallardo was aboard that day and will get the call once again Saturday.

            “He’s coming out of a nice allowance win and has been doing well,” said trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. “This seemed like the logical spot for him and he has run well in stakes before. It will be a step up for him, but he’s ready.”

            Storming My Way has hit the board in two of his three career starts in stakes races. As a two-year-old, he led heading into the stretch in the Juvenile Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream Park West before finishing second. In his first start of this year, he finished third in the OBS Sprint Stakes over the all-weather track at the Ocala Training Center.

            The son of the Deputy Minister mare Picturemewithroses hasn’t worked since his allowance win. His most recent breeze came on June 3 when he went four furlongs in :50 over a fast Monmouth main track.

            Owned by Donald H. Mensh and Mel Paikoff, Storming My Way broke his maiden in his third career start at Gulfstream Park West in gate-to-wire fashion. His first two starts of his career came at Monmouth Park, finishing fifth behind multiple stakes winner Sonic Mule and a second place finish, just missing by a half-length.

            Three stakes winners will take their spots in the gate Saturday with Storming My Way. Two of the three took their stakes wins over the main track including Proforma, out of the Michael Stidham barn, winner of the Sugar Bowl Stakes as a two-year-old at Fair Grounds and Even Thunder, for John Servis, who got the victory in last year’s Kings Swan Stakes at Aqueduct.

            The Jersey Shore Stakes is set to run as race 10 on Saturday’s 11-race card. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. with first post scheduled for 12:50 p.m.