08/17/2011 10:38PM

Del Mar: Raetodandty gives trainer first stakes win in Green Flash


DEL MAR, Calif. - Raetodandty ($23) closed from third in a field of eight to win Wednesday’s $105,745 Green Flash Handicap at Del Mar, giving owner-trainer Val Brinkerhoff his first stakes win.

Raetodandty ran five furlongs on turf in 55.64 seconds, winning by a neck over Streakin’ Mohican. Ventana, the 5-2 favorite, finished third.
Brinkerhoff, of St. George, Utah, races primarily at Turf Paradise. Raetodandty, a 4-year-old gelding by Freespool, was his first stakes starter at Del Mar.

Raetodandty was fourth in the Robert Kerlan Handicap at Hollywood Park on July 3, encountering trouble in the final furlong. Bought for $1,300 as a yearling at Barretts in 2008, Raetodandty has won 5 of 12 starts and $226,878.