Hush Of A Storm Takes Detour From Turfway To Keeneland For Blue Grass

Joseph P. Morey Jr. Revocable Trust’s Hush of a Storm, a winner of three consecutive races, could make his next start Saturday in the 97th running of Keeneland’s $800,000 Toyota Blue Grass (G2) in Lexington, Ky. The race is worth 170 qualifying points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) on a 100-40-20-10 basis to the top four finishers.

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“We hope to run in the Blue Grass,” trainer Bill Morey said Sunday morning at Keeneland. “When we scratched (out of Saturday’s Jeff Ruby Steaks-G3 at Turfway Park), we brought him here yesterday afternoon.”

A son of Creative Cause, Hush of a Storm was the 4-1 second choice on the morning line for the Jeff Ruby off a victory in the Feb. 26 John Battaglia Memorial. In that race, he defeated eventual Ruby winner Like the King.

Morey said Hush of a Storm is scheduled to work Monday morning. Santiago Gonzalez, who has been aboard for all three of Hush of a Storm’s victories, would have the mount in the Toyota Blue Grass.

According to stakes coordinator Tiffany Bourque, here is the prospective field for the race:

$800,000 TOYOTA BLUE GRASS (G2) – Essential Quality (trainer Brad Cox), Hidden Stash (Vicki Oliver), Highly Motivated (Chad Brown), Rombauer (Michael McCarthy), Sittin On Go (Dale Romans). Possible: Hush of a Storm (William Morey), Keepmeinmind (Robertino Diodoro).

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