DEL MAR, Calif. - California Flag won for the first time since the 2009 Breeders&rsquo; Cup Turf Sprint in Wednesday&rsquo;s $102,175 Green Flash Handicap at Del Mar, a performance that trainer Brian Koriner hopes will put the 6-year-old gelding on course for the 2010 BC Turf Sprint at Churchill Downs in November.\r\n\r\nCalifornia Flag ($4.20) won the five-furlong turf sprint by a nose over Quick Enough and My Summer Slew, who finished in a dead heat for second. Cost of Freedom, the Grade 1 winner making his turf debut, finished fourth, beaten a half-length.\r\n\r\nCalifornia Flag was ridden by Mike Smith and was timed in 55.58 seconds. Smith had California Flag in midpack early, a change from the gelding&rsquo;s previous style of racing on the lead. Last year, California Flag led throughout the Green Flash, winning by a neck.\r\n\r\nThe Green Flash was California Flag&rsquo;s first start since a third in the $1 million Al Quoz Sprint on turf in Dubai last March, his only other start this year. Owned by breeder Keith Card, California Flag has won 9 of 19 starts and $1,166,171.