Our Flash Drive Gives Casse, Live Oak Another Woodbine Stakes Win – Horse Racing News

Our Flash Drive Gives Casse, Live Oak Another Woodbine Stakes Win – Horse Racing News

Jockey Patrick Husbands guides Our Flash Drive to victory in the $150,000 Grade 3 Selene Stakes at Woodbine.

Live Oak Plantation sent out two starters in the Grade 3 Ontario Colleen, but it was the Mark Casse trainee Our Flash Drive who brought home the win in the one-mile turf event at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. Under Patrick Husbands, the daughter of Ghostzapper stalked Sweet Souper Sweet throughout the first six furlongs, took over the front on the final turn, and skipped away to a two-length win in the G3 stakes on the Queen’s Plate undercard.

Coming off her last-out win in the Grade 3 Selene, also at Woodbine, Our Flash Drive broke out of the second post cleanly, Husbands taking up position behind fellow Live Oak horse Sweet Souper Sweet, trained by Michael Trombetta, who held a one-length lead, with Speightstown Shirl third. Through early fractions of :24.42 for the first quarter and :48.35 for the half-mile, Sweet Souper Sweet held onto front runner status until the final turn. Husbands moved Our Flash Drive to the lead with ease, entering the stretch on the lead.

In the race’s final furlongs, Our Flash Drive increased her lead while Seasons and Speightstown Shirl moved into second and third as they approached the wire. Perseverancia was fourth, with Misspell, I Get It, and Sweet Souper Sweet rounding out the field.

The final time for the one-mile G3 Ontario Colleen was 1:34.76 over a firm E.P. Taylor turf course. Find this race’s chart here.

Our Flash Drive paid $6.90, $3.50, and $2.70. Seasons paid $6.20 and $3.90. Speightstown Shirl paid $2.90 to show.

Our Flash Drive is a 3-year-old filly bred in Florida by owner Live Oak. She is by 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper out of the unraced Dynaformer mare Dynamotor. Her win in the G3 stakes race brings her to a perfect 3-for-3 in 2021 and a lifetime record of three wins in five starts for career earnings of $180,937. Our Flash Drive is Mark Casse’s fourth winner of the Ontario Colleen in the last five years, with Enstone (2017), Got Stormy (2018), and Chart (2020) also winning for the Hall of Fame trainer.

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