February 18 : R.T. RACING STABLE and CYPRESS CREEK EQUINE’s SUN THUNDER (’20 c. Into Mischief / Greenfield d’Oro) picked up 24 Kentucky Derby points Saturday at the Fair Grounds when running a gutsy second in the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes.
Settled well back of the pace, SUN THUNDER negotiated traffic while making a huge move to take the lead in the stretch only to be caught by Angel of Empire and come up a length short of the win at the finishing post.
Trained by KEN McPEAK, this talented three-year-old has only been off the board once in four career starts. He has earned $181,250.
Best of luck this spring to SUN THUNDER and all of his connections.