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Mad Flatter earns BC Dirt Mile berth

Mad Flatter won the first graded race of his career and in the process earned an automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile by virtue of his easy 6 1/4-length triumph over defending champion and 4-5 favorite Mambo Meister in the $100,000 Spend a Buck Handicap.

Mad Flatter tripped out perfectly under jockey Jon Court, stalking the pace of Riversrunrylee before readily assuming command before six furlongs. Mad Flatter then had plenty left in the tank once settling into the stretch to hold off a mild run from the favorite before extending his advantage at the end.

Mambo Meister had to steady briefly and was shuffled near the rear of the pack after the start, made a quick run to contention leaving the backstretch, but proved no match for Mad Flatter. El Kingdom finished third. Read More


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