The Mornington Cup winner, Kings Will Dream, was one of the most exciting newcomers in the staying ranks during the autumn. The owners of his two-year-old half-sister, Stormy Road, are now dreaming that she will create as much excitement when she appears at the races for the first time.
Stormy Road, under the control of Luca Cumani, will head to the Newmarket races on Friday night. She will be ridden by Luca’s new apprentice, Marco Ghiani, who will only be having his second race start in the UK himself. The field of two-year-olds looks to have depth, so connections will get a first indication of Stormy Road’s true ability.
The keen eyes of Tom Pritchard Gordon selected Stormy Road when she was in pre-training in Ireland. He quickly contacted Matt Cumani and OTI when the filly’s older brother was showing so much promise. While it was early days in the filly’s career, the potential of having a well-credentialed relation to Kings Will Dream added to the financial benefits of the purchase.
Since being with Luca Cumani, Stormy Road has impressed, as you will see in the video below (she is on the far side). The filly’s sire is Gale Force Ten, a quality sprinting middle distance type. He was a son of champion Oasis Dream, so Stormy Road has much going for her on the breeding page.
While our filly may need an additional 200m or more to reach her ideal distance, on Friday night, the Cumani stable expects her to be attacking the line.
As Stormy Road is owned by connections of both Matt Cumani and OTI, there will be a strong pull for her to come to Australia. However, if the filly shows the ability that we dream she has, then there will be an even stronger pull by Luca to keep her for the better 3yo races in Europe.