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Kite Flyer Back in Red Cell

Red Cell Championship placed runner returns in Sam Houston Distance Challenge.

April 26, 2012

Dark Horse Partnership’s Kite Flyer makes his first start since a third-place run in the Red Cell Distance Challenge Championship (G1) when he faces five rivals over 870 yards in the $22,500 Red Cell Sam Houston Distance Challenge on Saturday night at Sam Houston Race Park.

Kite Flyer (Royal Quick Dash-Cymbidiam by Tommy De Great) has benefitted from well-spaced starts. A year ago, he won at Retama Park in July, rolled to a 3 1/2-length win in the Red Cell Lone Star Distance Challenge in September and then shipped to Los Alamitos and raced to a game third-place finish in the Red Cell Distance Challenge Championship.

Noah Powell’s Mysterious Streaker (Streakin La Jolla-Mysterious Dreams by Dash For Cash) is an 11-year-old gelding making a class jump for the Red Cell Sam Houston Distance Challenge. The Judd Kearl-trained veteran of 34 starts was fourth for a $5,000 claiming tag two starts ago and then held the lead before saving second in a Louisiana Downs optional-claiming race.

Cynthia Jerman’s Bok Man (Boknaai-One Fine Devon (TB) by Devon Lane) makes his stakes debut after racing in claiming and allowance company. He was third at the $15,000-claiming level in his latest start and second in a $29,000 allowance race at Sunland Park in February.