04/02/2006 12:00AM

Stormy Destin wins Rainbow Miss

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Stormy Destin rallies to win the $50,000 Rainbow Miss at Oaklawn Park on Sunday.

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Stormy Destin showed a new dimension on Sunday, when she rallied from off the pace for a five length win over Rachelsarompin in the $50,000 at Oaklawn Park. It was another two lengths back in third to Downthedustyroad.

The Rainbow Miss was one of two restricted stakes for 3-year-old horses bred in Arkansas on the card. Heart Appeal won the $50,000 Rainbow and paid $47.60.

Stormy Destin ($4.40) won her debut wire-to-wire on March 8, but in the Rainbow Miss sat a few lengths off of Love the Beach and Rachelsarompin, who dueled through an opening quarter in 21.56 seconds. Those two continued to spar through a half-mile in 45.23. Coming out of the turn, Stormy Destin overtook the leaders and stormed home, covering the distance over a fast track in 1:11.48.

Robby Albarado rode the winner for trainer Terry Brennan.

"She's a nice filly," said Brennan. "She ran a second faster than the colts did."

Stormy Destin, who is now 2-for-2, earned $30,000 for the win. She has now earned $49,620. Stormy Destin is a daughter of Storm and a Half. She races for her breeder, Millsap Stable Inc.

Heart Appeal won his maiden in the , when he led throughout for a four and a quarter length win over Catch That Moxie. It was another length back in third to Meme's Boy. Heart Appeal covered the six furlongs in 1:12.22. John Jacinto rode the winner for trainer W.T. Howard.

"He broke good and I put him where he was comfortable and after that he did the rest," said Jacinto.

Heart Appeal is a son of Smolderin Heart. He races for his breeders, John and Libbie Thiel.