10/08/2012 8:08PM

Santa Anita: Flashy Ways gets perfect trip in Surfer Girl Stakes

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Flashy Ways, with Joe Talamo up, wins the $100,000 Surfer Girl Stakes at Santa Anita.

ARCADIA, Calif. – Joe Talamo’s list of Breeders’ Cup turf mounts is growing rapidly.

Saturday, he won the Arroyo Seco Mile at Santa Anita on BC Mile candidate Obviously. Monday, he won the $100,000 Surfer Girl Stakes with Flashy Ways, who may start in the BC Juvenile Fillies Turf on this course Nov. 2.

Flashy Ways, who began her career with a win in a $50,000 claimer for maidens at Del Mar on Aug. 16, had a perfect trip to win the one-mile Flashy Girl by 2 1/2 lengths over Wishing Gate, the 2-1 favorite.

Talamo had Flashy Ways in fourth on the backstretch and guided her wide through the stretch to reach the front before the eighth pole. Flashy Ways ($16.40) was timed in 1:34.45.

“I had a perfect trip,” he said. “I put her right behind them. She was there when I called on her.”

Somethingabouther, a 7-1 shot, finished third in the field of seven.

Flashy Ways, by Catienus, is owned by Jerry Fialkowski’s Riley Racing Stable and trained by Richard Baltas. The filly has earned $81,600.

richard montgomery More than 1 year ago
What do you mean stays clean? Joe is a kid who hasnt had any issues if I recall.
Mike Caiazzo More than 1 year ago
Talamo closes turf so well. That was a fine race.
Gene More than 1 year ago
He is a good horseman, does well when he stays clean.
pathagan More than 1 year ago
Great to see Richard Baltas saddle 2 winners today. He is one of the hardest-working people on the backstretch and hope more success comes his way.