08/04/2007 12:00AM

Stormello colics, out of Haskell


OCEANPORT, N.J. - Stormello has been scratched from Sunday's $1 million Haskell Invitational after developing colic.

The winner of the Grade 1 Hollywood Futurity last December arrived at Monmouth Park from California late Friday afternoon and showed signs of distress later that evening.

He was vanned to the Midlantic Equine Clinic in Ringoes, N.J., for treatment.

Bill Currin, the colt's breeder-owner-trainer, left a phone message for Monmouth racing secretary Mike Dempsey Saturday morning to report the horse was over the worst of the colic. He said Stormello would likely remain at the clinic at least a week before shipping back to California.

The defection of Stormello reduced the Haskell field to seven.