made it two wins in three starts on turf with a neck victory in the $54,500 feature for California bred or sired fillies and mares Friday at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Owned by breeder Benjamin C. Warren and trained by Jorge Gutierrez, the 4-year-old daughter of Affirmative and the Real Quiet mare Warren’s Quietrun rallied in the center of the course under jockey Rafael Bejarano.
Making amends after finishing a troubled third at 3-5 May 16 in her Betfair Hollywood Park debut, Warren’s Flasher completed the mile in 1:36.04. She’s won three of six in her career and earned $77,960.
A winner twice in three collaborations with Bejarano, Warren’s Flasher, who returned $11.20, $4 and $2.40 as the 9-2 third choice, sat off the pace set by longshot Tribal Chatter, then angled outside for clear sailing in the stretch.
Market Quote, the even-money favorite, seemed a bit uncomfortable while making her bid along the rail in the final eighth of a mile, but finished fast once clear and galloped out in front of the winner after the wire. She paid $2.60 and $2.40 while finishing a half-length in front of 7-2 second choice Zanbo, who returned $2.40 to show.
Krazypapaya, Gia Is a Bella, Akiss Forarose and Tribal Chatter completed the order of finish.
The win enabled Bejarano to hold his lead in the rider standings, but the top four jockeys are separated by two winners through 27 days of the Spring/Summer meet.
The defending S/S champion, Bejarano has 30 victories, one more than Edwin Maldonado. Tyler Baze and Joe Talamo are tied for third with 28.
Maldonado, who won the 2012 Autumn title, won three races Friday, taking the second with Cee’s the Year, the third with Noble Exchange and the sixth with Strickly Class.