11/20/2010 6:05PM

Stormy's Majesty steps up from statebred company to take Discovery

Adam Coglianese/NYRA
Stormy's Majesty, ridden by Edgar Prado, captures the Discovery Handicap by two lengths.

Stormy’s Majesty, the lone New York-bred in the field, rolled to a two-length win over Not Abroad Saturday in the Grade 3, $100,000 Discovery Handicap for 3-year-olds at Aqueduct.

Edgar Prado was aboard for trainer Dominic Galluscio as Stormy’s Majesty ($9.10) improved to 5 for 8 with his first win in open company. A homebred for Majesty Stud, Stormy’s Majesty had captured the Albany Stakes for statebreds in August at Saratoga.

Prior to Saturday, he ran last in the Empire Classic against older New York-bred foes.

In the Discovery, Stormy’s Majesty was well in command. He battled Golden Moka for the early lead before dispatching that rival with a quick burst at the top of the final turn.

“In the Empire Classic he got behind and didn’t seem to catch his stride or breathe as well,” Galluscio said. “I was surprised he was on the lead because it looked like there were horses with more speed, but I was very comfortable when they showed the fractions and saw the way Edgar was sitting.”

Stormy’s Majesty was on cruise control the rest of the way, needing only minimal encouragement from Prado.

The time was 1:50.02 for the 1 1/8 miles on the fast track.

Teaks North was third followed by Overcommunication, Golden Moka, Al Muhtasib, and Dominant Jeannes.

Longshots sweep undercard stakes

The card also included a pair of $60,000 stakes that saw odds-on favorites run second to long shots.

Seniors Pride ($20) edged Understatement, the 4-5 favorite, by a nose in the Mad Hatter. David Cohen was aboard for trainer Michael Tannuzzo as Seniors Pride ran the 1 1/8 miles in 1:49.87.

Simply Spiteful ($18.20) beat Kid Kate, the 3-4 favorite, by 1 1/2 lengths in the Foil for 3-year-old fillies. John Velazquez rode for trainer Michael Trombetta as Simply Spiteful covered the six furlongs in 1:09.36.