Flash Of Mischief Gives Broberg, Thornton Second Delta Mile Stakes Victory

Jockey Tim Thornton and trainer Karl Broberg are quite a team at Delta Downs in Vinton, La., and on Saturday the pair enjoyed their second consecutive win in the $100,000 Delta Mile Stakes with Flash of Mischief. The Jerry Namy-owned colt won the race this year after Hunka Burning Love took it in 2020.

Thornton’s talents are on display daily at Delta Downs but his ride in the Delta Mile was exquisite. After breaking cleanly from the outside post position in a field of seven, Thornton pressed the pace set by It’s a Wrap, who went the opening quarter-mile in :23.49 and the half-mile in :47.61. When the field reached the second turn, It’s a Wrap had had enough and checked out, leaving Flash of Mischief on the lead heading for home.

In the upper stretch, Thornton roused his mount and he responded, opening up a clear lead in the stretch after covering ¾ of a mile in 1:12.74. Inside the final sixteenth of a mile, Mocito Rojo began rolling at the leader but it was too late as Flash of Mischief held sway and won by 1-3/4 lengths. Longshot Bold Thirst was along for third, another half-length behind the runner-up.

Flash of Mischief covered the eight furlongs of the Delta Mile in a time of 1:39.93 while racing over a fast track.

The win by Flash of Mischief was the sixth of his 14-race career. He earned $60,000 for the effort on Saturday, which raised his overall bankroll to $478,102. He’s also now at Delta Downs with three wins in as many starts.

Bred in Kentucky by his owner, Flash of Mischief is a 3-year-old bay colt by Into Mischief, out of the Political Force mare Flashy Campaign.

Sent to the gate as the wagering favorite, Flash of Mischief paid $3.40 to win, $2.40 to place, and $2.10 to show. Mocito Rojo paid $3.60 to place and $3.20 to show. Bold Thirst was worth $7.40 to show.

Delta Downs will conduct its sixth week of the season next Wednesday through Saturday. First post time Wednesday and Thursday is at 12:55 pm. The first race on Friday and Saturday will be at 12:25 pm.

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