12/11/2012 4:03PM

Hollywood: Flashback one to watch from Baffert barn

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Shigeki Kikkawa
Flashback earns a Beyer Speed Figure of 93 in his debut on Saturday.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Bob Baffert unveiled a sharp 2-year-old last weekend when Flashback, a colt by Tapit, won his debut in a seven-furlong race for maidens.

Ridden by Julien Leparoux, Flashback was timed in 1:23.09, earning a Beyer Speed Figure of 93. Flashback was fourth early and rallied wide to win by 3 1/2 lengths as the favorite. It was the sort of performance that Baffert said he expected, and one that immediately vaulted Flashback onto the list of 3-year-olds to watch in early 2013.

“He’s a nice horse,” Baffert said. “We’re high on him. We were hoping for that.”

Flashback is owned by Gary and Mary West and is a full sister to Zazu, winner of two Grade 1 races at Santa Anita in 2011 – the Las Virgenes Stakes and the Lady’s Secret Stakes.

mdavis8357 More than 1 year ago
Pretty bold statement saying he "won't make the classics". 30,000 born each year and 20 make the Derby. A real risk taker you are, Ponies.
Big Jeff More than 1 year ago
HE IS JUST VEY CONFUSED.
Ponies Payme More than 1 year ago
"Pulled clear under a left-handed crack of the whip and steady handling"......He ran the final 1/8 in 13+ THIS HORSE WILL NOT MAKE THE CLASSICS UNLESS HE ACCOMPANIES A REAL RACEHORSE AS AN ESCORT PONY. Where do you people get these notions? Because he won easily? The final furlong tells the whole story. Nothing special here. He will win a few and then become a nice high claimer when 4.
Big Jeff More than 1 year ago
God it would be nice to take your money in a head to head matchup.
Jon More than 1 year ago
LOL...never heard they have sex changes done to horses & that too so soon. "Zazu's full sister? By the way Flashback earned great numbers for that kinda race and so did the filly Pure Fun.
Todd Elliot More than 1 year ago
I had five hundred to win on him,,,
James Pugliese More than 1 year ago
reading previous post in agreement with all .I told my wife now that was a strong race , you can probably replay top 3 finishers.excellent assessment of horse racing people maybe we can make some money together in future.
Walfred More than 1 year ago
The colt who placed second will be better!
Jon More than 1 year ago
na....may end up on turf.
mdavis8357 More than 1 year ago
Nice call.
Barry Mitchell More than 1 year ago
This colt is super special LOOK OUT
Ponies Payme More than 1 year ago
Not
Advance Plumbing More than 1 year ago
Flashback was a lock the way she trained. If u seen her in post parade she was all class.
richard montgomery More than 1 year ago
She is a He
Advance Plumbing More than 1 year ago
Flashback was a lock the way he trained. Nice filly should get 10 furlongs.
John More than 1 year ago
Darn It ! I really liked another colt in that race, Appealing Tail, but this horse won like an experienced oild pro, not a first timer. He sat, waited, swung wide and can you say "thats all folks ":.................and I dont think Julien ever really asked him toi run ! This is really one to watch ! I was thinking he might slip under the radar when the future book opened, but alas !