Midnight Storm, sent postward the fourth choice at 9-2, tracked pacesetting longshot Macro Access until the head of the stretch where he surged into command and then continued on strongly to the wire to score by one and three-quarter lengths in 1:42.70 for the mile and one-sixteenth over the infield turf course.
Midnight Storm, a four-year-old son of , is owned by the partnership of Alex Venneri, the Marjorie Dye Revocable Trust and Little Red Feather Racing and trained by Phil D'Amato. The victory was the colt's fifth in 13 starts and first prize of $150,000 increased his earnings to $562,110.
A close second as the even-money chalk in this race last year, the dark bay carved out splits of :22.68 and :46 with Heart to Heart tracking while about a length back in second. The GI Maker’s 46 Mile runner-up turned up the heat as they straightened for home, but Midnight Storm was still going strong and quickly swatted that one away. Tourist (Tiznow), fourth in the GI Woodford Reserve Turf Classic S., took up the fight and appeared to have dead aim, but Midnight Storm kept on finding more in game fashion to register a career high.
Winner of the 2014 GII Del Mar Derby and 2015 GII Seabiscuit H., Midnight Storm had disappointed in two prior attempts this term, finishing fourth in the GI Frank E. Kilroe Mile S. Mar. 12 and seventh in the Turf Classic on the Derby undercard. He fired a best-of-50 bullet in :58 2/5 at Santa Anita May 28.
|Founded in 1999, Midnight Storm is dedicated to producing cutting-edge independent films and music. Our projects include
Crazy, winner best dramatic short at Projections Film Festival and
Special Gold Prize winner at Worldfest-Houston (whose emphasis
is on story.) Our CD, The Extreme
Halloween Collection, was the #1 selling Halloween CD for
two years running.
Our emphasis is on quality storytelling. Join us in our mission to get more projects from development into production, where important stories can be shared through the magic of film!
Our next project, Eyes (think Invasion of the Body Snatchers, 24), is slated for production in August 2014. This sci-fi thriller was originally a concept for an episode of The X-Files; it was changed to a stand-alone feature length screenplay that is sure to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.
As filmmakers, we love to produce projects that people think and talk about - like Kelly. This episodic series featuring a transgender lead and supporting actors, illustrating the reality of trangender people, is a first for television! As the saying goes, "When you've met one transgender person, you've met one transgender person." Kelly has the ability to inform audiences and remove long overdue barriers.
Even after over 70 years, World War II still stirs great emotions. We will be proud to bring you 23:01, a feature length film is based on interviews we've conducted with allied veterans and concentration camp survivors. While it won't follow and individual, it will include experiences from all of them.