05/20/2005 11:00PM

River Downs: Flip Side upsets


Longshots dominated the first stakes of the River Downs meet, with 8-1 shot Flip Side registering a length victory over the 13-1 Marketable in the $45,000 Tomboy for Ohio-bred 3-year-old fillies.

Flip Side saved ground near the back while All for Mandy held a precarious lead through fractions of 23.40 seconds, 48.00, and 1:12.80. Flip Side commenced her bid approaching the far turn, swung wide turning for home, and drew off under jockey Rodney Prescott. It was 2 1/2 lengths back to Nitty Gritty in third.

Noon Win, the 2-1 favorite, was never a factor and was last across the wire. Jockey Jose Calo was unseated by Leah's Dolly passing the stands for the first time, but appeared unhurt.

The Tomboy was the first stakes attempt by Flip Side, who raced without blinkers for the first time Saturday. A daughter of Devil His Due, Flip Side is owned by Harold Fishman and is trained by Bill Napier. Flip Side paid $19.40 for the victory and covered 1 1/16 miles over a yielding turf in 1:45.