Horse Racing: Prat falls 1 short of Laffit Pincay Jr at SA after big weekend including an Emerald Downs connection



(Arcadia, CA) Flavien Prat fell one Winner’s Circle picture short of tying the record for most wins in a single day on Sunday just missing his 7th win which would have tied him with Laffit Pincay Jr. Prat, a 27-year-old from France began riding in the U-S in 2015 after being a Champion Apprentice and Group 1 winner in France. Prat won the Kentucky Derby last year when his horse was moved up from 2nd to 1st when Maximum Security was disqualified. Prat aboard 65-1 shot Country House picked up the win for his first Derby victory.

Oh Marvelous Me on Closing Day EmD 2019

Prat has been off to a blazing start since Santa Anita re-started last Friday winning 2 then winning another 2 on Saturday and finally 6 on Sunday from 25 total mounts or a 40% win clip. He also placed twice and showed 7 times to finish in the money 19 of 25 or a red hot 76%. The average win wager is just short of 5-2 so yes he is winning on favorites but also has brought in a few at a higher price.

His longest shot happened to be aboard Oh Marvelous Me on Friday owned by Todd and Shawn Hanson from Tenino. “Marv” has been a steady presence at Emerald Downs and split the field finishing 6th in last Summer’s Longacres Mile. “Marv” was let go at 6.5-1 and returned $15.40. Mark Glatt was the trainer. (See Race below)

Prat got things started on Sunday with a win in the 1st on Querelle then won the 4th on Noor Khan, the 5th aboard Bud Knight and completed a pick 3 with Collusion Illusion. Prat then won the Desert Stormer Stakes at odds-on returning just $3.60 and completed the double taking the 9th with Harper’s Gallup. In the final race Prat had a chance to tie Pincay for most wins in a day and was bet down to favortism but faded in the stretch and had to settle for the 6 win effort. The 6 wins tied 12 other riders who have achieved that feat at the Great Race Place.

A couple of other betting notes the 4th-6th race all Prat Pick 3 returned $50 on the $1 bet and the 8th-9th all Prat Double was good for $11 on the $1 double.

Prat aboard odds-on favorite Bellafina in the Desert Stormer Stakes on Sunday

Oh Marvelous Me grinds out a win at Santa Anita

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