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Too Flash For You Wins Mesilla Valley Speed Handicap
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Too Flash For You outran his 9-1 odds to win the March 18, 350-yard Mesilla Valley Speed Handicap (RG2) at Sunland Park.

Prepped by Jason Giles for owners Jose R. Espinosa and Jim and Michele Laird, Too Flash For You stopped the timer in :17.298 under jockey Adrian Ramos, and his margin of victory was a neck from Get Down Bambi. The $51,000 winner’s share of the $85,000 purse increased his earnings to $1,059,870.

Too Flash For You was making his first start since November 1, when the 5-year-old gelding ran seventh, 2 3/4 lengths behind winner Cinco Menudos, in the 440-yard, $181,480 Namehimastreaker New Mexico Cup Championship (RG1) at Zia Park. A $20,000 buy at the 2012 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale at Ruidoso Downs, Too Flash For You was bred by Sarah E. Donaldson of Deming, New Mexico, owner and operator of Born Running Farm near her hometown.

Too Flash For You’s sire, First Moonflash, was the AQHA champion aged stallion in 2009. A multiple graded stakes winning 11-year-old son of champion First To Flash, First Moonflash earned $969,828 from 25 starts from 2007-09, and he was the sport’s leading freshman sire in 2013.

First Moonflash has sired the earners of more than $7.3 million and 17 stakes winners from four crops, including champions Handsome Jack Flash and Foxy Moonflash, and graded stakes winners Mad About The Moon, Major Moonflash, and Mitey Moon. The stallion is owned by a partnership, and he stands for a $12,500 fee at W.L. Mooring’s Double LL Farm in Bosque, New Mexico.

Too Flash For You’s dam, Rare Pie, is a 22-year-old winning daughter of ’92 champion sophomore colt Rare Form. The gelding’s second dam, the winning Pie In The Sky mare Afton Pie, produced Pies Eye Opener, a stakes winner and half brother to Rare Pie,, and Mr Fast Pie, a winning half brother to Rare Pie who ran second in the 2006 Special Hank Handicap (G3) at The Downs at Albuquerque.

Too Flash For You traces back to his third dam, Lady Afton Bug, a winning and stakes-placed mare by Lady Bug’s Moon and producer of three stakes winners.

Raced exclusively in New Mexico, Too Flash For You has won eight of 21 starts, including five stakes. During his 3-year-old campaign, the gelding assembled a five-race win streak that included a half-length score in the 440-yard, $1,920,887 All American Derby (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.

Too Flash For You returned a $21.80 win mutuel and teamed with runner-up Get Down Bambi, the 9-2 second choice in the full field of 10, for a $2 exacta payoff of $139.40. BL Corona, an 11-1 longshot, finished third, a half of a length behind the winner, to complete a $537.70 ($1) trifecta.

DM Ada Kat, Whatever Bill, Blazin Version, Heza Wild Dragon, Bankie Bay, Dungarees Version, and 7-5 favorite Mad About The Moon completed the order of finish.

Get Down Bambi is a 6-year-old daughter of the Mr Jess Perry stallion Get Down Perry racing for Jaime G. Aldavaz Sr. The mare has won four of 22 starts and has banked $249,213, and her resume includes a victory in the 2013 New Mexico Fillies and Mares Championship (RG1) at Zia Park.

A graded stakes winning 5-year-old gray mare by the Corona Cartel stallion Southern Corona, BL Corona races for Bertha S. Irigoyen. BL Corona has earned $173,566 from 19 outs, and her four wins include a neck victory over eventual AQHA champion 3-year-old filly Astica in last year’s $153,480 New Mexico Fillies and Mares Championship (RG1).

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