Ivan Dalos’ Avie’s Flatter made amends for a winless 2020 marketing campaign in touchdown a second graded stakes rating on the yr within the Oct. 17 Nearctic Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine. Underneath Luis Contreras, he completed with a flourish, prevailing by a half-length over Turned Apart and reaching the CA$1 million mark in profession earnings.
A Canadian champion 2-year-old in 2018, Avie’s Flatter started his 5-year-old season with a facile allowance optionally available claiming win on the Woodbine primary observe earlier than capturing the July 18 Connaught Cup (G2T) sprinting seven furlongs on the turf. After a fourth within the King Edward Stakes (G2T) when stretched out to a mile, he tackled the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (G1T) in his most up-to-date begin, ending a troubled ninth.
Slicing again to 6 furlongs within the CA$281,800 (US$227,655) Nearctic, the son of Flatter went to submit at 7-1 odds in opposition to a aggressive discipline of 10 that included Woodbine Mile hero City Cruise and King Edward victor Olympic Runner .
American shipper Momos grabbed the early the lead, as City Cruise shadowed the pacesetter by way of a gap quarter timed in :22.72, with Avie’s Flatter positioned fourth by Contreras. Previous a half-mile in :45.95, City Cruise started a gradual retreat as Avie’s Flatter and 17-1 shot Turned Apart started their assault on the chief. Avie’s Flatter seized command down the lane and opened up a slim benefit over a tiring Momos as Olympic Runner launched a livid rally from the again of the pack. On the wire, Avie’s Flatter secured a half-length victory over a recreation Turned Apart. One other size again, Olympic Runner was third, besting Momos by a neck for the present.
“He dealt with it excellent,” mentioned Contreras. “I bought a terrific journey and I am so proud of the best way he ran. I bought a pleasant journey within the backstretch, and I used to be loaded the entire method.”
The ultimate time over yielding floor was 1:10.52.
Avie’s Flatter paid $16.50 for the win.
“This can be a good horse,” mentioned coach Josie Carroll. “This horse, from the time he was 2, yearly, he reveals up and will get it finished. We now have him again to sprinting now and he is thriving on it. It is great. This horse is sort of a barn favourite so it’s totally particular for all of us when he wins.”
An Ontario homebred for Dalos’ Tall Oaks Farm, Avie’s Flatter is is now 7-3-2 from 18 begins. He’s the second stakes winner produced from the Empire Maker mare Avie’s Empire, who’s the dam of Marvel The place Stakes victress Avie’s Mineshaft (Mineshaft ) and the grade 3-placed Avie’s Mesa (Sky Mesa ). Avie’s Empire has a 2-year-old Shanghai Bobby filly and foaled a colt by Tapit this yr. She was bred to Curlin for 2022.