Bobby Zen

Being a half-brother to undefeated Horse of the Year Flightline (Tapit), the expectations were naturally high, and Hronis Racing, Summer Wind Equine and Bill Farish’s EAGLES FLIGHT (c, 3, Curlin–Feathered, by Indian Charlie) proved equal to the task, overcoming something of a tricky trip to join Flightline as ‘TDN Rising Stars.’ As low as 3-5 as the horses were about to depart the paddock, Eagles Flight eased into 4-5 and remained there before a further market drift saw him jump at odds of 11-10. Not the quickest away from the two hole, the scopey bay colt brushed lightly at the break with the rail-drawn Atitlan (The Factor), then beaten for speed and was ridden along from about seventh, but not too far away from the leaders down the backstretch. In tight for a stride or two at that stage, Eagles Flight was always traveling for Flightline‘s jockey Flavien Prat and he was angled away from the inside and into about the three path at the three-eighths. Taking a gap professionally between rivals while gaining good ground at the quarter pole, Eagles Flight rolled up outside of 2-1 Santarena (Omaha Beach), a three-time maiden, but who earned a 93 Beyer for a runner-up effort two back. The chalk wanted to lay in approaching the eighth pole, but once straightened away by Prat, he leveled out beautifully and won going away before galloping out strongly. The final time for the six furlongs was a rock-solid 1:10.07. O-Hronis Racing, Summer Wind Equine & Farish; B-Summer Wind Equine LLC (KY); T-John Sadler.

 

FLIGHTLINE’s half-brother #2 EAGLES FLIGHT made his debut a winning one in Race 8 at Santa Anita.

Flavien Prat aboard for @sadlerracing, @KostaHronis, @MoreSummerWind. pic.twitter.com/zpMlsmoVgp

— FanDuel Racing (Formerly TVG) (@FanDuel_Racing) May 27, 2024

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