Flightline to Breeze Five Furlongs Saturday

October 7, 2022

ARCADIA, Calif.— Unbeaten sensation Flightline, the likely post time favorite in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic Nov. 5 at Keeneland, will work another five-eighths of a mile Saturday morning at Santa Anita, according to John Sadler.

As he has the past two Saturdays, Flightline will emerge from Santa Anita’s quarter-mile chute accompanied by a stable pony and ridden by Sadler assistant Juan Leyva at approximately 6:30 a.m.

With Leyva aboard last Saturday, Flightline, a 4-year-old colt by Tapit out of the Indian Charlie mare Feathered, breezed five furlongs in 1:00.40, after which Sadler said, “He went nice and easy, no heavy lifting…This opportunity doesn’t come along come around very often. He’s doing really well and we’ll be working every Saturday.”

With his most recent win coming at Del Mar in the $1 million Pacific Classic Sept. 3, Flightline, who is owned by California-based Hronis Racing, LLC, Siena Farm, LLC, West Point Thoroughbreds and Woodford Racing, LLC, is scheduled to stay on a seven-day work pattern prior to departing for Lexington on or about Oct. 30.

Flightline, unbeaten in five starts, the last three in Grade I stakes, will stand at Lane’s End Farm in Kentucky at the conclusion of his racing career, which is still to be determined.

Santa Anita Park Press Release

Photo: Flightline (Ernie Belmonte)


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