05/19/2007 12:00AM

Flashy Bull outlasts Hesanoldsalt


BALTIMORE – Flashy Bull outlasted Hesanoldsalt through a stretch-long battle to score a nose victory in the Grade 3, $100,000 William Donald Schaefer Handicap for older horses on Saturday at Pimlico.

Ryan's For Real was a distant third.

Flashy Bull ($8.40), under jockey Alan Garcia, completed 1 1/8 miles on the fast main track in 1:47.86 for his fourth win in 17 lifetime starts. Kiaran McLaughlin trains Flashy Bull, 4, for West Point Thoroughbreds.

Flashy Bull took over from pacesetting Take the Bluff heading into the stretch, then was immediately confronted by Hesanoldsalt, the even-money favorite. They raced as a team to the wire, with Flashy Bull prevailing narrowly.