07/30/2005 11:00PM

Flamethrowintexan wins Mt. Rainier Breeders' Cup Handicap


AUBURN, Wash. - Flamethrowintexan will be the local favorite for the Grade 3 Longacres Mile on Aug. 21 after registering an impressive 2 1-4 length victory in Sunday's $100,000 Mt. Rainier Breeders' Cup Handicap at Emerald Downs.

Under Gallyn Mitchell, who was subbing for injured rider Ricky Frazier, Flamethrowintexan led throughout to defeat Poker Brad and four others in 1:47.40 for 1 1-8 miles. Flamethrowintexan, a 4-year-old son of Way West who races for Grasshopper Stable, is trained by Jim Penney. He paid $4.40 to win as the solid favorite.

In the other Longacres Mile prep on Sunday's inaugural Mile Preview Day card, No Giveaway came from last under Juan Gutierrez to post a 2 1-4 length win over only three rivals in the $40,000 Governor's Handicap at 6 1-2 furlongs. No Giveaway, who covered the distance in 1:15, was bet down to 5-2 after the overwhelming favorite, world record holder Sabertooth, was scratched after rearing in the gate.

No Giveaway, a 4-year-old son of He's Tops, is owned by his breeder, Herman Sarkowsky, and is trained by Grant Forster.

Ricky Frazier, the track's second-leading rider, suffered multiple facial injuries when his mount in the fourth race fell while pulling up and Frazier was struck by a trailing horse.