Flash Of Mischief, Talamo Edge Irish Unity In St. Louis Derby - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Flash Of Mischief, Talamo Edge Irish Unity In St. Louis Derby

Jockey Joe Talamo

Flash of Mischief, an Into Mischief colt bred and owned by Jerry Namy and trained by Karl Broberg, emerged with a one-length victory over Irish Unity in the $250,000 St. Louis Derby on Saturday at FanDuel Sportsbook and Horse Racing, the track previously known as Fairmount Park in Collinsville, Ill.

Ridden by Joe Talamo, Flash of Mischief ran the 1 1/16 miles on a fast track in 1:46.59. He paid $6.60 as the third betting choice in the field of seven 3-year-olds.

Irish Unity, trained by Steve Asmussen, finished a head in front of Gagetown, the 8-5 favorite, with W W Crazy fourth, Two Worlds fifth, Hozier sixth and Ekatimorningstrike last.

Irish Unity and Brian Hernandez Jr. set the early fractions of :24.36, :48.16 and 1:12.54 for the opening six furlongs. Flash of Mischief was just a length behind, then engaged the front-runner at the top of the stretch, putting his head in front at the furlong pole and gradually edging away to the margin of victory.

The win was the fifth in 10 starts for Flash of Mischief, who was coming off a fourth-place finish to Jackie's Warrior in the G2 Amsterdam Stakes at Saratoga. The latter came back to win Saturday's G1 H. Allen Jerkens Memorial at the upstate New York track.

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