California Flag drew the number six post position for Monday’s Grade III, $100,000
guaranteed Morvich Stakes at about 6 ½ furlongs on the turf. Brian Koriner is happy with his spot in the field of eight.
“I don’t think the race came up too tough,” said the trainer,
who is seeking his third Morvich win with California Flag. “If he runs
his race, he’ll be tough. He loves the downhill course. He’s
four-for-seven down the hill. Everything’s right. We’ve got no excuse.”
The field for the Morvich, race eight of nine: Al Insante, Hector
Berrios; Ain’t No Other, Garrett Gomez; Excessive Passion, Joel
Rosario; El Gato Malo, David Flores; Leroy’s Dynameaux, Rafael Bejarano;
California Flag, Patrick Valenzuela; Camp Victory, Joe Talamo; and
Posse Power, Leslie Mawing.
Monday, Columbus Day, is Dollar Day at Santa Anita. Beer, hot dogs and
sodas will be $1.