Sky Storm 3yo ch f Night Of Thunder – Dinvar Diva
This attractive and athletic filly has shown a strong level of form in her three starts to date and looks a cracking prospect for an All-Weather campaign, before reverting to the turf next summer.
By the excellent young sire Night Of Thunder, she ran an eye-catching race to finish third of 20 on her sole start at two, one place behind the now 92-rated Cold Front and in front of a host of subsequent winners, several of them very smart.
She returned a little later than most, making her reappearance at Lingfield Park in August and again showing promise in reaching the frame, beaten only by a next-time-out winner (rated 80) and a winner that has since been given a mark of 100.
On her latest outing, she finished a close fourth at Kempton Park, but it came when her yard was under a bit of a cloud (operating at a 3% strike-rate in September) and having again travelled well through the contest, I am sure there is a good bit more to come.
That view is supported by a strong pedigree; her half-brother has won twice this year at two (rated 82) and they are out of a 92-rated mare, herself out of a half-sister to Group 3 scorer Magadan and hailing from the further family of Oaks winner Light Shift.
Sky Storm should be an easy horse to place on the All-Weather this winter. She had been in full work up to the sales and it should therefore not take too long before she is ready to start out for us. While I see her as a 7f performer in due course, she should be able to shed her maiden tag over 6f first before stepping up in trip.
She looks a lovely prospect, both for the winter months ahead and then the 2021 turf season and I was delighted to secure her at the Autumn Horses in Training Sale. She is available to purchase for £15,000 + VAT (includes all sales costs, commission, transport and keep to 31st October).