Florent Geroux guided Bridlewood Farm’s Bay Storm to a rail-skimming score in the $200,000 Ky Downs Preview Mint Ladies Turf Sprint Stakes for older fillies and mares.
The consistent daughter of Kantharos registered her first stakes win since taking the 2022 Incredible Revenge Stakes at Monmouth Park. Multiple graded stakes-placed for trainer Jonathon Thomas, Bay Storm stalked contentious early fractions before darting through a narrow seam on the fence in the final furlong. The 3-2 favorite held on for a neck tally over Quaria Comet with Goin’ Good third.
Racing the 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:01.24 on the firm course, Bay Storm earned an all-expenses paid berth to the $1 million Ladies Sprint Stakes (G2T) Sept. 9 at Kentucky Downs.