FLAMEAWAY (c, Scat Daddy—Vulcan Rose, by Fusaichi Pegasus)
O-John Oxley; B-Phoenix Rising Farms (ON). T-Mark Casse. Sales history: $150,000 yrl KEEJAN ’16; $400,000 yrl SARAUG ’16. Lifetime Record: MGSW, 10-5-2-0, $704,834.
Flameaway broke alertly but was outgunned for the lead. This $400,000 FTSAUG Scat Daddy colt went into stalk mode while ambitiously third down near the inside but offered little response when cued to quicken into the far turn. “He was running well, and [jockey] Jose [Lezcano] said at the half-mile pole he kind of acted funny,” trainer Mark Casse said on Sunday. “And then I watched the replay–he stayed on his left lead until about the eighth pole, and when he switched to his right lead he took a funny step, or I think he may have been just exhausted. But when we got him back [Saturday] night he was fine, so I’m hoping he’ll be OK.” Canadian-bred Flameaway is likely bound for Woodbine, where he could get one prep prior to targeting the June 30 Queen’s Plate S.
|2nd||GII Blue Grass S.|
|2nd||GII Tampa Bay Derby|
|1st||GIII Sam F. Davis S.|
|1st||Listed Kitten’s Joy S.|
|8th||GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf|
|1st||GIII Dixiana Bourbon S.|
|6th||GIII Iroquois S.|