Flashy Bull runs second in Remsen (G2)
Flashy Bull ran a huge second in the Remsen Stakes (G2) on November 27th at Aqueduct. Breaking from post eight, Flashy Bull got away in good order. He came in a little bit after the start and made contact with the seven horse, but he didn't really get into too much trouble. Flashy Bull was then caught a little wide on the first turn, but he used his natural tactical speed to clear the field midway through the turn and assume a stalking position to the odds-on favorite Bluegrass Cat. We were a little rank early, but Flashy Bull remained glued to the outside flank of Bluegrass Cat sitting a half-length back through a quarter in 24.2, a half in 49 flat, and six furlongs in 1:13.2. Flashy Bull ranged up on the eventual winner straightening away in the stretch, but that one had something left in the tank and dug in stubbornly in the last furlong to pull away to a length and three-quarter margin. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
Nonetheless, Flashy Bull was giving away stakes experience to the field, and he showed a tremendous amount of class running nearly stride for stride with the extremely well regarded winner in our first two-turn try earning an impressive 92 Beyer figure.
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said, "I thought he ran a great race. We were tested for class today, and we passed with flying colors. It's only November, but I think this is a high quality colt. He's exuded nothing but class in his training, and he's move forward with every challenge we've thrown at him. That's what you want to see at this time of year. These horses will do something to surprise you every day, but the good ones have something about them that you can't take away from them. This horse could have that. You always need a little luck, and they have to stay sound, but I think we could hear from this colt throughout the spring."
Flashy Bull earned $40,000 for his effort taking his career total over $90,000. Keep your eye on this Colt he could be heading for big things.