06/16/2005 12:00AM

Canterbury: Stormy Business tough


Ten 3-year old colts and geldings were entered in the $50,000 Come Summer Stakes, a one-mile race on the turf.

The favorite might be Stormy Business, who pulled a memorable upset when beating odds-on favorite Smoke Smoke Smoke in the St. Paul Stakes last month. A son of Storm Creek produced by the Colonial Affair mare Promising Affair, Stormy Business has yet to race on grass but has a pedigree that suggests he will handle the switch in surfaces at first asking. Derek Bell will ride Stormy Business for Double Bogey Stable and trainer Larry Donlin.

Kid Grindstone makes the trip from Chicago, seeking to earn his first black type in the Come Summer. A winner of his first two starts on the turf this season, Kid Grindstone finished fourth in a troubled trip in the Awad Stakes at Arlington in his last start. Jesse Campbell rides.

Cosmic Kris won his maiden at Fair Grounds in February, then was wheeled back and defeated optional claiming foes in his next outing. Following that win, the Frank Springer-trained Cosmic Kris shipped to Keeneland, where he ran third in the Forerunner Stakes. Cosmic Kris was narrowly defeated as the odds-on favorite by Kid Grindstone in an optional claiming contest last month. He gets a rider switch to E.T. Baird on Saturday.

Trainer Mac Robertson's shed row is a factor in nearly every stakes on the Canterbury Park turf course, and on Saturday he sends out E.G. Prado in this race. E.G. Prado overcame a tough trip to finish second, beaten a half-length by Kid Grindstone, in an optional claimer at Hawthorne in April while making his first start over the turf. Seth Martinez will ride.