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Jul 1
Two runners by Flashstorm, both bred by Northwest Stud, excelled in the final days of June to help bring the month to a successful close. In a seven-furlong race at Gulfstream Park, Flash Jak saved ground along the rail after racing near the rear of the pack early, angled out at the top of the stretch, had 3 1/2 lengths to make up on the leader and swept by nearing the wire to score by one-half length. The 4-year-old filly went off as the 3/5 favorite after having won her last by 2 1/4 lengths. Flash Jak was clocked in 1:24.58 as she raised her record to 6-3-2 in 22 starts, and the $9,100 winner's check boosted her earnings to $77,340 . . . At Penn National, Rick's Boy made it two straight eye-popping victories, going wire-to-wire under Francisco Garcia and scoring by 10 lengths after opening up an 8-length lead in the stretch. He had captured his last by 8 1/2. The 4-year-old gelding zipped past the half in :45.49 and raced the six furlongs in 1:10.21. Rick's Boy, the 2/5 favorite, earned a check for $12,000 and has now banked $83,180 on a record of 3-6-1 in 19 starts . . . Gone Astray also got into the act when El Chaka survived a bumping incident at the start racing five furlongs at Finger Lakes and went on to break his maiden by 3 1/2 lengths. The 3-year-old gelding bred by Steve Tucker became winner No. 20 for his sire this year.