2023 Green Flash Handicap Motorious finds extra gear to win

The 2023 Green Flash Handicap at Del Mar on Saturday provided another opportunity to earn a paid berth into the Breeders’ Cup, and the speedy Motorious took full advantage to stake a claim for the BC Turf Sprint.

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Green Flash Handicap

G3, $150,000, 5f turf, 3yo+

Phil D’Amato, responsible for a ‘one-three’ in the 2023 Del Mar Handicap, repeated the feat in Saturday’s Green Flash when Motorious enhanced his rising profile with a comfortable success, seeing off Cherubic Factor and barnmate Beer Can Man and nailing down a free pass into the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint.

Motorious has never missed the board since shipping from Britain at the beginning of last year and the 5-2 favorite was dominant here, swinging wide on the turn and coming with a sustained stretch surge to run down Beer Can Man at the sixteenth-pole and clear away. He got the job done by a length and three-quarters, while longshot Cherubic Factor rallied past Beer Can Man to take the place spot by a nose.

Green Flash Handicap Race Video


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“It was just a matter of finding the right time to ask him to go,” said jockey Geovanni Franco, substituting for the injured Umberto Rispoli.

Motorious has risen to prominence this year, making his stakes breakthrough in the 2023 G3 San Simeon at Santa Anita Park in March. He is four-for-eight Stateside and this victory proves he has the raw pace for the BC Turf Sprint, run over five furlongs this year.

2023 Green Flash Handicap Race Payouts

1. Motorious7.204.803.20
2. Cherubic Factor17.209.40
3. Beer Can Man4.60

Winning time: 56.07s

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