Flamenco Overpowering Winner of Jack Price

(from Calder report)
Peachtree Stable's 2-year-old New York invader Flamenco was an impressive winner of the $150,000 Jack Price Juvenile at Calder Race Course Saturday during the Florida Million.

The Cowdin Stakes winner at Belmont in his last start and stakes-placed in both the Hopeful (gr. I) and Stanford (gr. II) prior to that, Flamenco defeated Closing Argument by four lengths under Jerry Bailey. Dover Dere finished third.

Winning trainer Todd Pletcher said Flamenco probably would be back in Florida for the Sunshine Millions at Gulfstream Park Jan. 29.

"Jerry (Bailey) commented today that he's learned to rate, so there's no reason not to think he'll go a distance," Pletcher said.

"He was not real aggressive going down the backside, which usually he is," Bailey said. "I guess he knows he's starting to go longer and longer every time.

The Florida-bred son of Dance Master was heavily favored at odds of 2-to-5 while completing the seven furlongs in 1:24 3/5. He paid $2.80, 2.20 and 2.10.

Flamenco owns four wins in six starts with a second and a third this year. He has earned $303,085.

(Chart, Equibase)