11/03/2013 8:57AM

Mountaineer: Voodoo Storm romps in muddy Mountaineer Mile

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Deshawn Parker guides Voodoo Storm to a 7 3/4-length score in the Mountaineer Mile.

As recently as August, Voodoo Storm ran twice for a $25,000 claiming tag. Saturday night, he dominated the $130,000 Mountaineer Mile.

Claimed out of a winning performance at Ellis Park for $25,000 in mid-August, the Kentucky-based Voodoo Storm won his second straight race for trainer Tim Glyshaw and owner Hoosier Daddys Stable in the one-mile feature at Mountaineer Racetrack.

Deshawn Parker had Voodoo Storm ($5.20) positioned second as Joy Boy went the first six furlongs on a muddy, sealed track in 1:11.53. Voodoo Storm moved up along the inside to take the lead on the far turn, opened up a six-length advantage in midstretch, and finished 7 ¾ lengths in front, completing the distance in 1:38.06.

Joy Boy held second, three lengths clear of last year’s Mile winner, Good Lord. Raging Daoust, winner of the Grade 3 Salvator Mile in July, checked in fourth at 5-2. West Virginia-bred star Russell Road outlasted 75-1 outsider Fleet Eagle by a neck for fifth.

Voodoo Storm, a son of Storm Cat, has now won 7 of 33 starts and $298,561. He prepped for the Mile by winning a one-mile allowance at Mountaineer by 3 1/4 lengths on Oct. 12.