11/15/2009 12:00AM

No overlooking these two in Commonwealth Turf

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Get Stormy, winner of the Bryan Station, brings a three-race win streak to the Grade 3 Commonwealth Turf.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - They'd make a nice set of bookends. Get Stormy and Proceed Bee - neither particularly well-respected by bettors despite steady success - will start from the inside and outside posts, respectively, in a field of 10 3-year-olds set to go Sunday in the feature race at Churchill Downs, the Grade 3, $100,000 Commonwealth Turf Stakes.

Get Stormy, in from Belmont Park with trainer Tom Bush, enters on a three-race win streak, including victories in the Lure Stakes at Saratoga at 7-1 and the Bryan Station Stakes last month at Keeneland at 5-1.

Proceed Bee, based in Illinois with trainer Scott Becker, has won five stakes in his 14-race career at these odds: 21-1, 4-1, 6-1, 7-2, and 11-1. The last of those came in the Grade 3 Hawthorne Derby five weeks ago, when the colt drew clear to prevail by 2 1/4 lengths.

Finally, one of them might be favored. Get Stormy looked so good in rating just off the pace in his Bryan Station score that fans might well be tempted to fall for him, especially with the favorable post draw for the 1 1/16-mile Commonwealth. Although his last four races have all been at a mile, Bush is confident the extra half-furlong shouldn't make much difference.

"It is well within his scope," he said. "He's been doing fabulous since his last race," noting a bullet Belmont work in the interim.

Javier Castellano will be back from New York to handle the reins aboard Get Stormy, while Chris Emigh, who was shaken up in a spill here Wednesday, is expected back after a three-day absence to retain the mount on Proceed Bee.

Other logical contenders in this sixth running of the Commonwealth include the uncoupled Kiaran McLaughlin duo of Florentino, winner of the Jefferson Cup here in June, and Street Move, entered off back-to-back wins in New Jersey; Major Marvel, fourth as the pacesetter in the Bryan Station; and Perfect Bull, a standout Minnesota-bred.

The Commonwealth, the ninth of 10 races, anchors a Sunday card that also includes two allowances (races 7 and 8). In the eighth, a $52,000 filly-mare sprint, Distinctive Dixie figures as a solid favorite when returning from a five-month layoff for trainer Wally Dollase.

First post is 12:40 p.m. Eastern. After Sunday, Churchill goes dark for two days, with action resuming Wednesday.