Flay is Morning-Line Choice in First Down Dash

The 3-year-old Favorite Cartel gelding faces older at Los Alamitos.

Q-Racing Journal

Flay, pictured here winning the July 30, $100,000 Spencer L. Childers California Breeders' Championship, is one of seven sprinters entered in Saturday's First Down Dash Handicap at Los Alamitos. PHOTO: Scott Martinez

Flay, a gelded son of Favorite Cartel owned by Thompson Racing Inc. and trainer Paul Jones, is the 2-1 morning-line favorite in Saturday's 400-yard, $30,000 First Down Dash Handicap (G3) at Los Alamitos.

Flay will be making just his second start against older foes on Saturday. In his first, the gelding scored a half-length victory in the 400-yard, $100,000 Spencer L. Childers California Breeders' Championship (RG1) for California-breds on July 30.

An earner of $108,912 from nine outs this season, Flay drew post 4 and will be ridden by Oscar Peinado.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey and weight asssignments and morning-line odds:
Old Six Six (Tony Guymon, 121), 8-1
Tsing Tao (Ramon Sanchez, 120), 8-1
Far Niente (Jesus Rios Ayala, 125), 9-2
Flay (Oscar Peinado, 125), 2-1
Fiery Kimbo (Rodolfo Arvizu, 120), 15-1
Timely Delivery (Cesar DeAlba, 121), 3-1
Viento Negro (Eduardo Nicasio, 121), 4-1

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