Cyclogenisis stood calmly next to George Weaver's shedrow Tuesday morning, foot cocked, awaiting his turn for morning training. Peaceful as the big-boned gray appeared, his training session was anything but, and was complete with rearing and a good buck or two. Once he got rolling, the enormous 3-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic looked and sounded like a freight train as he galloped over the grass on the infield of the Oklahoma Training Track.
After breaking his maiden at Saratoga Race Course and winning the Laurel Futurity last year and winning his seasonal debut in a stakes at Presque Isle Downs this spring, Cyclogenisis was ventured overseas and into top company. He finished 14th in the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup at the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting. Cyclogenisis was freshened up a bit after that effort and will try to get back on track and repeat last year's success at Saratoga when he runs in today's $100,000 Quick Call Stakes.
"It was cool," trainer George Weaver said about the Royal Ascot experience. "We were a little bit disappointed, but it was kind of 6 furlongs up the hill, and I would say that if I could do it all over again I would probably have a little more experience, more speed work up hills.
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