08/01/2012 4:22PM

Saratoga: Bush satisfied with slower work by Get Stormy


Get Stormy, who is preparing for the Grade  2 Fourstardave next weekend, worked five furlongs over the Oklahoma turf course in 57 seconds and change on July 23. He came back and breezed the same distance in 59.72 over the same course on Wednesday with jockey Eddie Castro aboard. So which was the better work? Best to let trainer Tom Bush answer that question.

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“That was a solid work. That suits us fine,” said Bush. “The other day he left the pole too fast and he’s a big strong boy. Once he leaves the pole that quick, there are no breaks after that.  Eddie did a nice job today. He [Get Stormy] went off kind and stayed off the bridle the first part, finished up strong, and galloped out strong. That’s all you can ask. We’re ready to go.”

Get Stormy, who missed the Fourstardave last summer after incurring a minor injury less than a week before the race, completed the final quarter of Wednesday’s drill in 22.83 and galloped out six furlongs in 1:12.08. He was allowed to work at a special time reserved for horses preparing for graded stakes and inside the dogs used to protect the inner part of the course during regular turf training.

Rosario switches agents

Joel Rosario, who is riding regularly here for the first time this summer, has changed agents and will be handled by Ron Anderson beginning next Wednesday. Ron Ebanks will continue to represent Rosario, who won his ninth race of the meet aboard Pyro City in Wednesday’s fourth race, through Monday.

“I’ll take over for Joel starting with the new [condition] book which begins one week from today,” said Anderson, who also represents Alan Garcia. “I think he’s an awfully good rider and I’m very excited that Joel has given me this opportunity.”

Nothing certain for Spurious Precision

Spurious Precision, one of the more promising maiden winners during the opening two weeks of the meet, worked an easy half-mile in 49.48 and galloped out five furlongs in 1:02.83 here Wednesday. Spurious Precision, a son of High Cotton, defeated a very strong field of 2-year-old maidens by 3 1/2 lengths for trainer Rick Violette while earning a 91 Beyer Speed Figure on July 21.     

“Just a maintenance work this morning,” said Violette. “I have nothing picked out for him yet. Maybe the Hopeful unless I find a Grade 1 for him someplace to run. The sheet numbers came out on this horse and he’s like a freak, which is pretty cool.”