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Klassic Strawfly is Morning Line Favorite in First Moonflash Stakes
RSS Feeds Sunday, August 28, 2016
Yaneth Cabrera’s Klassic Strawfly will attempt to keep his successful season on track in Sunday’s 440-yard, $75,000-added First Moonflash Maturity (R) for New Mexico-breds at Albuquerque Downs.

Klassic Strawfly is a 10-year-old son of Genuine Strawfly trained by Ron Stephens. The gelding has earned $52,780 from five outs this season, and his four wins include a wire-to-wire, 1 1/2-length victory in the May 27, 400-yard Jimmy Drake Stakes (RG3) at SunRay Park in Farmington.

The 3-1 morning-line favorite, Klassic Strawfly drew post 4 and will be ridden by Isaias Cardenas.

BL Corona, a graded stakes winning 5-year-old Southern Corona mare trained by Rene Saucedo for owner Bertha S. Irigoyen, drew post 8 and will be ridden by Edgar Martinez. BL Corona ended her 4-year-old season with an upset victory at odds of 40-1 in the 400-yard New Mexico Filly & Mare Championship (RG1) at Zia Park on November 25, and her season record includes a third-place finish, a half of a length behind winner Too Flash For You, in the 350-yard, $85,000 Mesilla Valley Speed Handicap (RG2) at Sunland Park in March.

Other contenders include Pierre and Leslie Amestoy’ Major Moonflash, a
4-year-old son of champion First Moonflash trained by Wes Giles. Major Moonflash is seeing his first win of the season off of a sophomore campaign during which the gelding earned $199,481 from 12 starts and scored a one-length victory in the 440-yard New Mexico Cup Derby (RG2) at Zia Park.

Major Moonflash drew post 2 and will be ridden by Adrian Ramos.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds -- The complete lineup for the First Moonflash Maturity, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds: Salt The Rim (Jimmy Ray Coates), 12-1; Major Moonflash (Adrian Ramos), 8-1; Dungarees Version (Benito Baca), 10-1; Klassic Strawfly (Isaias Cardenas), 3-1; Fire Stones (J. Martin Bourdieu), 8-1; Mister Brooks (Jose Enrique Ortiz), 4-1; Jess Bordeaux (J.R. Valenzuela), 10-1; Heza Wild Dragon (Jose Luis Enriquez), 5-1; BL Corona (Edgar Martinez), 8-1; and June Bug Junior (Raul Gutierrez), 12-1.

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