06/24/2010 11:00PM

Get Stormy targets six in a row


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - The speedy American shipper Get Stormy will put his five-race win streak on the line Sunday at Woodbine in the $300,000 King Edward, a Grade 2 turf stakes that has been shortened from its traditional distance of nine furlongs to a mile this year.

Get Stormy, 4, is based at Belmont with trainer Tom Bush, and his five straight victories all came over middle distances on the grass.

Get Stormy began to blossom last summer at Saratoga, when he captured a first-level allowance on firm turf and the Lure Stakes over soft ground. Following a layoff, he took the Grade 3 Bryan Station Stakes at Keeneland in October and the Grade 3 Commonwealth Turf at Churchill in November.

After getting the winter off, Get Stormy romped in the May 22 Elkwood Stakes at Monmouth, earning his first triple-digit Beyer Speed Figure.

Bush said he wasn't surprised to see Get Stormy run big in the Elkwood.

"He didn't have any hiccups in his training, and he's always been pretty blessed with soundness," Bush said. "He was very immature late in his 2-year-old year -- that's why we gave him the winter off then. And then we thought he had done more than enough in his 3-year-old year, and we thought if we gave him one more good rest, that he'd really come on, and he really has developed physically. He's a thicker, heavier, stronger version of what he was as a 3-year-old."

If he continues to thrive, Bush said, the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile in September could be on Get Stormy's agenda.

"If he shows that he relishes the course, it would certainly be a race that would have to be on the radar," Bush said.

One of Get Stormy's opponents on Sunday, Grand Adventure, also registered a 100 Beyer while winning his last race, the Grade 3 Connaught Cup Stakes here May 30. Trainer Mark Frostad captured the Grade 3 Summer Stakes in 2008 with Grand Adventure, who won an optional claimer during an abbreviated campaign last year.

"He's a 4-year-old now, and he's more mature," Frostad said. "He's in good order."

Rahy's Attorney, the 2008 Woodbine Mile winner, was a troubled sixth in the seven-furlong Connaught.

Jimmy Simms, who was supplemented at a cost of $6,000, is starting for the first time since Nov. 1, when he led throughout the one-mile Labeeb Stakes.