10/03/2001 11:00PM

Stormy Pick has familiar foes


Stormy Pick, a two-time stakes winner at Monmouth Park during the summer, holds a class advantage over seven 3-year-old filly sprinters she will face in the $100,000 Stormy Blues Breeders' Cup Handicap at Pimlico.

Stormy Pick has familiar foes. A winner of six races in 13 lifetime starts for trainer Ben Perkins Jr., Stormy Pick displayed the ability to stay close to the pace and then draw clear when asked in both the Dearly Precious and the Miss

Woodford, both at six furlongs.

Two of the fillies who were close to her in those races, Summer Shenanigans and Kimbralata, are back to try again. Summer Shenanigans, second in the Dearly Precious, will be running on Lasix for the first time, a switch that trainer John Zimmerman uses sparingly, but highly successfully. Kimbralata finished 3 1/4 lengths behind Stormy Pick in the Miss Woodford after a wide trip. Trainer Dale Capuano is adding blinkers in an effort to sharpen her early speed.