Formal Flyer
-photo courtesy Lone Star Park
$48.40 Longshot Formal Flyer Rallies to Win JEH Station Stallion Station Stakes at LSP

Grand Prairie, Texas (Thursday, April 10, 2010) - Formal Flyer, owned by John Silverthorne Ranch Inc. and trained by Danny Pish, proved best in the 14th running of the 6 ½-furlong, $50,000 JEH Stallion Station Stakes, for accredited Texas-bred fillies and mares, three-year-olds and upward, over a fast main track at Lone Star Park on Saturday.

Ridden by Junior Chacaltana, the chestnut daughter of Early Flyer found herself last of 10 after an opening quarter-mile in :22.09. With just one horse beat after a half-mile in :44.67, Formal Flyer began to build momentum entering the stretch where she was guided to the outside. When Chacaltana asked for her best, she delivered a determined stretch run to win going away. The final time for the 6 ½-furlong assignment was 1:17.28. Tin Top Cat finished 2 3/4 lengths behind in second, and it was another 1 ¾ lengths back to favorite No Other Tone in third.

“Danny (winning trainer Danny Pish) told me to just let her do what she wants out there, and when she started running coming into the stretch, I said to myself, ‘I have to get her to the outside,’ and she finished strong,” said winning rider Junior Chacaltana.

“She was training really well coming into this race,” added winning trainer Danny Pish. “She ran in this race last year and didn’t have any racing luck, but she got it today.”

With the win, Formal Flyer recorded her second stakes victory at Lone Star Park while improving her career record to four wins from 28 starts, and the $30,000 winner’s share of the purse increased her career earnings to $238,403.

Formal Flyer paid $48.40, $21.40 and $9.80, Tin Top Cat returned $4.60 and $3.00, and No Other Tone paid $3.00 for show. Dixie Dust, Judys Cure, Naevus Girl, Joy's Paradise, Wrenice, Amozan Ruler and Valid Code completed the order of finish.

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