Vegas Flyer hits the jackpot in the $10,000 Overnight Handicap
Vegas Flyer rallied off of a hot pace to take home the $10,000 added Overnight Handicap on Monday at Portland Meadows. Sent off as the 3/1 third choice in the field of seven, Vegas Flyer and jockey Javier Matias appeared just fine with letting the two favorites, Mr. Collaborator and Shamundi go out and battle one another through a torrid opening quarter mile of 22.01 seconds. As those two battled into the stretch, Shamundi put away Mr. Collaborator and kicked for home, but Vegas Flyer was swung into action on the outside and produced a stirring rally, getting up to win by a length in a swift 1:11.61 seconds.
The victory was the third career win for Vegas Flyer in eight career starts for owner Suanne Hallman and trainer Robbie Baze. The victory pushed his career earnings to just over $22,000.
Shamundi, the 6/5 race favorite held on for second with 52 to 1 longshot Yoh Rocko rallying up to finish in third. Mr. Collaborator finished up in fourth.