05/20/2007 11:00PM

Flores collects 3,000th win in Barrera


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Jockey David Flores won the 3,000th race of his career aboard the longshot Time To Get Even in Sunday's $109,700 Laz Barrera Memorial Stakes at Hollywood Park, a mount he picked up after jockey Alex Bisono took off because of soreness earlier in the day.

Flores guided Time to Get Even wide through the stretch to catch 2-1 favorite Principle Secret in the final strides to win by a neck. Principle Secret, who was part of the early pace, held second and finished a nose in front of Desert Code in the field of eight 3-year-olds.

Time to Get Even ($16.20) ran seven furlongs in 1:21.91.

"He gave a good effort in the last sixteenth," said Flores, who began his career in his native Mexico in 1984. "When he got into stride he was getting stronger and stronger. He's still got a lot to learn."

Owned by a partnership and trained by Walther Solis, Time To Get Even won his stakes debut in the Grade 3 Barrera. He has won 2 of 3 starts and $102,620.

Bisono did not ride Sunday, complaining of lingering ankle soreness from a spill last Thursday.