9th-GPX, $43,500, Alw
, Opt. Clm. ($75,000), NW1X, 3yo, f, 1 1/16m, 1:45 2/5, ft.FLASH FORWARD (f, 3, Curlin--Magical Flash, by Miswaki)
was a non-factor in her first two appearances, both on the grass, finishing a wide ninth in a Saratoga maiden special Aug. 25 and fifth against $65,000 claimers at Belmont Sept. 13. She descended the class ladder a bit further and graduated against $50,000 company in an off-turf sprint in Elmont Oct. 19 with blinkers on for the first time, then gave a decent account of herself in the Nov. 24 GII Demoiselle S. at Aqueduct when fourth, but beaten only six lengths. A 6-1 shot in this allowance test, Flash Forward was void of early speed and lagged well back as Churchill maiden winner Heart Stealer (Speightstown) led on the stretchout. Still out the right side of the picture on the turn, Flash Forward began to slingshot past her rivals, challenged for the lead turning into the stretch and sustained her momentum to win it by 2 1/4 lengths Cloudy Vow was second. Flash Forward is a half-sister to Oysters (Prized), MSP, $224,050; Bright Magic (Prized), MSW, $212,393; Take the Ribbon (Chester House), GSW, $372,102; Flash Mash (Smarty Jones), SW-US, GSP-Fr, $231,843; and Glinda the Good (Hard Spun), MSW & GSP, $224,718. Sales history: $180,000 yrl '11 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 5-2-0-0, $70,590. Click for the brisnet.com chart or Video replay.
O-MeB Racing Stables LLC & Brooklyn Boyz Stables. B-Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC (KY). T-Dominick A Schettino.