06/28/2013 10:50PM

Prairie Meadows: Flashy American dominates as favorite in Iowa Distaff

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Terry Thompson moves to within seven victories of 3,000 for his career by winning the Iowa Distaff aboard favored Flashy American.

Eleven months ago, Flashy American won her maiden while running for a $25,000 claiming tag. Friday night at Prairie Meadows, the much improved 4-year-old filly Flashy American was a dominant winner in a $100,000 Iowa Distaff.

Confidently ridden by Terry Thompson, favored Flashy American ($3.60) came from off the pace and was much the best in the 1 1/16-mile stakes for fillies and mares, crossing the wire 5 1/2 lengths in front. In winning the first stakes of her 19-race career, Flashy American completed the distance in 1:44.64. Magic Hour outfought 24-1 longshot Itsabeautifulthing by a nose for second.

“The race went pretty much the way I thought it would,” said Thompson, whose second win on the card brought him to within seven of 3,000 for his career. He added that Ken McPeek, who trains Flashy American for Preston Stables, didn’t have a whole lot to say before the race.

“He didn’t give me too many instructions,” Thompson said of McPeek. “Just keep her clear.”

Flashy American, now 5 for 19 with a bankroll of $225,133, was coming off a 3 ¼-length win in a second-level optional $62,500 claimer at Churchhill Downs.