Flashback Launches Comeback in $100,000 Ack Ack

Flashback Launches Comeback in $100,000 Ack Ack

Category : News - Fri 05/09/2014 - 13:03 EDT

On Saturday at Churchill Downs, a field of five colts and geldings are set to compete in the 22nd running of the $100,000 Ack Ack Handicap. The Grade 3 event will be run at one mile on the main track.

Bradester has been installed as the morning line favorite at odds of 2-1 for trainer Eddie Kenneally.  The four-year-old son of Lion Heart, a $195,000 purchase as a juvenile, will have Corey Lanerie in the irons for the first time. A four time career winner including a victory in the Mineshaft Handicap (G3), Bradester was last seen finishing second in the Monmouth Cup (G2). He has won two of his six starts this year and will break from post position five.

Carve trying to etch out fourth straight win

Second choice at morning line odds of 5-2 is Carve, a four-year-old son of First Samurai trained by Brad Cox. The dark bay gelding is going for his fourth consecutive victory after three strong winning performances including back to back triumphs against stakes competition. Jesus Castanon will be aboard and has piloted him to three of his four victories this year. Carve, a six time winner, will break from post position four.

Promising Flashback back off nine-month break

Also in the field is Flashback who will break from the inside post at morning line odds of 5-2. At one point a highly regarded Triple Crown contender, he was sidelined after a runner-up effort in the Santa Anita Derby (G1) in 2013. He returned in November with two efforts and has been on the shelf since a fourth-place finish in the Malibu (G1). The four-year-old son of Tapit will be making his first start for trainer Wayne Catalano and will have Shaun Bridgmohan aboard.

 

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