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Astreos Flash Upsets In Slots Cup

Published: August 30, 2008 4:00 pm ET

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Astreos Flash posted at 14-1 upset in the $88,600 Slots Cup Final at Hiawatha Horse Park on Saturday evening for trainer/driver Larry Small.

The four-year-old gelding out of Astreos got away fourth as the post time favourite Mach It Paid (Marc St. Louis, Jr.) posted a :25.3 opening panel. After the :54.4 half, Astreos Flash advanced on the outside capturing the lead by a nose at the third quarter pole in 1:23.2. He pulled away by four and half lengths to score in 1:53 flat.

Zambuca Gass (Reginald Gassien) came on for second and Phil Lucky (Brad Forward) got third.

Astreos Flash picked up his sixth win and boosted his lifetime earnings to $87,352 for owner John Christensen of Scarborough, Ont.

In other action, driver Brad Foward posted four wins on the 11-race card. He sports a total of 2,912 wins to date.

To view Saturday's results, click here.


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