County Flavor scored a significant upset in the $100,000 Hanshin Cup
Handicap (G3) on Saturday at Arlington Park, rolling to
three-quarter-length win at 21.20-to-1 odds.
A four-year-old Empire Maker
gelding making his stakes debut, Country Flavor pushed the pace before
seizing the lead near the quarter pole. He responded to Inez Karlsson’s
urging in the lane to pull away from the field and easily hold off a
late run by runner-up Tybalt, covering the one-turn mile on the
synthetic Polytrack surface in 1:38.16.