10-Year-Old Stormy Surge Notches Second Win In Two Weeks

10-Year-Old Stormy Surge Notches Second Win In Two Weeks

     Stormy Surge, a 10-year-old gelding from the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, scored his second victory in two weeks when he outran his rivals down the stretch to win the fifth race at Golden Gate Fields Thursday.
 
     Stormy Surge won a $3,200 claimer on Nov. 22 when he came from last in a field of seven to win going away.  On the strength of that victory, Stormy Surge was sent off as the 7-5 favorite in Thursday’s $4,000 claiming event and the veteran didn’t disappoint his backers.
 
      Ridden by William Antongeorgi III, Stormy Surge rallied from sixth in a field of seven to take the 1 1/16-mile race by two lengths in 1:46.10.  Stormy Surge paid $4.80 after posting his 16th career victory.
 
     Stormy Surge, owned in partnership by Hollendorfer and George Todaro, has finished in the money in 49 of his 84 starts and has earned $416,244.
 
      In Thursday’s six-furlong allowance feature, the 4-year-old gelding Streamside earned his fifth win in 13 starts when he defeated Mah Gellin by a head.  Trained by Sergio Ledezma and ridden by Frank Alvarado, Streamside stopped the timer in 
1:10.21 and paid $8.40.  
 
     Racing resumes at Golden Gate Fields Friday.  Post time for the eight-race card is 12:45 p.m.