Flightline has made a name for himself with two straight dazzling wins, now he is closing in on a marquee assignment, the $300,000 Malibu Stakes (G1) on Sunday, December 26 at Santa Anita.
The 3-year-old son of Tapit has been revving up at Santa Anita for his stakes debut for trainer John Sadler, including a bullet five furlongs in 59.80 last weekend. “He’s doing great,” John said.
Flavien Prat is booked to ride Flightline in the seven-furlong Malibu. Prat also has been the regular rider of another Malibu headliner, Dr. Schivel, a Grade 1 winner coming off a second-place finish by a nose in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint.